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Today in World War II History—June 30, 1940 & 1945

German troops in the Channel Islands, 1 August 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 1011-228-0326-34A)

German troops in the Channel Islands, 1 August 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 1011-228-0326-34A)

80 Years Ago—June 30, 1940: Germans occupy Guernsey in the British Channel Islands.

Evacuation of European women and children from Hong Kong begins.

Havana Conference declares the transfer of territory in Americas from one country to another (ie: French territory to Germany) will not be tolerated.

US establishes Fish and Wildlife Services.

75 Years Ago—June 30, 1945: In the Philippines, Luzon is declared secure, although pockets of resistance remain until the end of the war.

Organized Japanese resistance ends on Mindanao in the Philippines.