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Today in World War II History—July 30, 1942

US poster for the WAVES, WWII

US poster for the WAVES, WWII

80 Years Ago—July 30, 1942: First Battle of El Alamein ends when British Eighth Army goes to the defensive in Egypt.

President Roosevelt signs legislation creating WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service).

In the Moluccas in Netherlands East Indies, Japanese invade Aru, Kei, Babar, and Tanimbar Islands.

CBS Radio begins “Stage Door Canteen” program.

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