Today in World War II History—July 22, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—July 22, 1940: Britain officially rejects Hitler’s “peace offer.”
Britain establishes Special Operations Executive (SOE) under Hugh Dalton to support resistance groups in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Prince Fumimaro Konoe becomes Prime Minister of Japan and appoints a new cabinet.
75 Years Ago—July 22, 1945: First US troops transferred from Europe arrive in the Philippines.