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Today in World War II History—December 22, 1941

Canadian Prime Minister King, British Ambassador Halifax, and Chinese Ambassador Song with US President Roosevelt, Arcadia Conference, Washington DC, 1 Jan 1942 (US Government photo)

Canadian Prime Minister King, British Ambassador Halifax, and Chinese Ambassador Song with US President Roosevelt, Arcadia Conference, Washington DC, 1 Jan 1942 (US Government photo)

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.