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Today in World War II History—December 22, 1940 & 1945

Pres. Harry Truman, 27 June 1945 (Library of Congress)

Pres. Harry Truman, 27 June 1945 (Library of Congress)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 22, 1940: David Margesson is appointed to replace Anthony Eden as British Secretary of State for War.

75 Years Ago—Dec. 22, 1945: President Truman issues “Truman Directive,” authorizing immigration of increased numbers of displaced persons.