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Today in World War II History—June 21, 1941

Free French Gen. Georges Catroux and Gen. Paul Louis Le Gentilhomme enter Damascus, June 1941, escorted by French Gardes Tcherkess (Australian government photo)

Free French Gen. Georges Catroux and Gen. Paul Louis Le Gentilhomme enter Damascus, June 1941, escorted by French Gardes Tcherkess (Australian government photo)

80 Years Ago—June 21, 1941: In Vichy France and occupied France, Jewish students are excluded from universities and professional schools.

Former Danish Fleet Air Arm pilots Lt. Thomas Sneum & Lt. Kjeld Pedersen fly a De Havilland Hornet Moth biplane from Denmark to England, refueling midair by walking on the wings, to deliver film footage of German Freya radar in Denmark.

Free French troops occupy Damascus, Syria.

US State Department orders closure of Italian consulates in the US by July 15.

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