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Today in World War II History—August 21, 1944

French troops near the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica, Marseille, France, August 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)
French troops near the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica, Marseille, France, August 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—August 21, 1944: Dumbarton Oaks Conference begins in Washington, DC for Allies to discuss the establishment of the United Nations.

French civilians launch an insurrection in Marseille against the Germans.

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