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Today in World War II History—December 22, 1941

Japanese tanks and troops moving toward Manila, Philippine Islands, 22 Dec 1941 (US Army Center of Military History)

Japanese tanks and troops moving toward Manila, Philippine Islands, 22 Dec 1941 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 22, 1941: Arcadia Conference begins in Washington, DC: Britain and US agree to “Germany First” plan.

Japanese make main landings at Lingayen Gulf on Luzon, and advance toward Manila.

First American troops arrive in Australia.

US expands draft: all men 18-65 must register, all men 20-44 are liable for conscription.

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