Today in World War II History—July 4, 1941
Sunday, July 4, 2021 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—July 4, 1941: British Communist Party decides to support war effort, now that Germany has invaded the Soviet Union.
Communist Yugoslavian leader Tito (Joseph Broz) calls for Yugoslavians to revolt against Nazi rule.
Communist parties everywhere generally opposed the war. . .right up until the Soviet Union was invaded, when they switched their position virtually overnight.
Interesting to think this was the last peacetime July 4th in the US up until 1946.
Yep. And that marked the start of the first real resistance groups in Nazi-occupied Europe too – for the same reason. Moscow had encouraged the communist groups to cooperate with the German occupiers. Barbarossa changed everything.
Happy fourth of July.
I didn’t know this. How interesting.