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Today in World War II History—June 25, 1941

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

80 Years Ago—June 25, 1941: The Continuation War begins as Finland declares war on the USSR with the objective of regaining lands lost in the Winter War.

Luftwaffe flies its first night intruder mission, attacking British bombers landing at bases.

President Roosevelt signs order creating the Fair Employment Practices Commission, banning discrimination in war industries or the government, but the commission has no powers of enforcement.