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Today in World War II History—June 3, 1941

Sign erected by the Germans at Kandanos, Crete, which reads: “Kandanos was destroyed in retaliation for the bestial ambush murder of a paratrooper platoon and a half-platoon of military engineers by armed men and women.” (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-779-0003-22)

Sign erected by the Germans at Kandanos, Crete, which reads: “Kandanos was destroyed in retaliation for the bestial ambush murder of a paratrooper platoon and a half-platoon of military engineers by armed men and women.” (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-779-0003-22)

80 Years Ago—June 3, 1941: Germans massacre 180 civilians in Kandanos, Crete for “partisan activities”—fighting the German invasion.