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Today in World War II History—Feb. 20, 1943

US poster, WWII, featuring Norman Rockwell's "Freedom of Speech"

US poster, WWII, featuring Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom of Speech”

75 Years Ago—Feb. 20, 1943: Germans take Kasserine Pass in Tunisia; first use of German Nebelwerfer rocket launcher.

Movie executives agree to allow US Office of War Information to censor films.

New song in Top Ten: “I’ve Heard That Song Before.”

Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom of Speech” appears on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.

German 21cm Nebelwerfer rocket launcher, Tunisia, April 1943 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-787-0505-09A)

German 21cm Nebelwerfer rocket launcher, Tunisia, April 1943 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-787-0505-09A)

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