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Today in World War II History—July 7, 1941

View from battleship USS New York with USS Arkansas and cruisers USS Brooklyn and Nashville as they leave Reykjavik, Iceland, after escorting the US Marine landing force, 12 Jul 1941 (US Navy photo: 80-G-K-5919)

View from battleship USS New York with USS Arkansas and cruisers USS Brooklyn and Nashville as they leave Reykjavik, Iceland, after escorting the US Marine landing force, 12 Jul 1941 (US Navy photo: 80-G-K-5919)

80 Years Ago—July 7, 1941: Nazis murder 5000 Jews in Kovno, Lithuania.

As American fleet enters Reykjavik harbor, Iceland agrees to allow US occupation under pressure from Britain.

Vichy France forms Légion des Volontaires Français (LVF) of French troops to fight with Germany against USSR.