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Today in World War II History—January 30, 1941

Captured Italian M13/40 and M11/39 tanks pressed into Australian service, North Africa, 23 Jan 1941 (Australian War Memorial: 005042)

Captured Italian M13/40 and M11/39 tanks pressed into Australian service, North Africa, 23 Jan 1941 (Australian War Memorial: 005042)

80 Years Ago—Jan. 30, 1941: Germany announces any ship bringing goods to Britain will be torpedoed.

Australians take Derna, Libya.

Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) publishes his first cartoon in PM Magazine encouraging US intervention in the war. (See the wonderful collection at Dr. Seuss Political Cartoons. Special Collection & Archives, UC San Diego Library).