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Today in World War II History—March 19, 1942

US soldiers listening to radio broadcast on Bataan Peninsula, 1942 (US Army Center for Military History)

US soldiers listening to radio broadcast on Bataan Peninsula, 1942 (US Army Center for Military History)

80 Years Ago—Mar. 19, 1942: On the Bataan Peninsula, US and Filipino troops are put on quarter-rations.

Lt. Gen. William Slim assumes command of British forces in Burma.

Japanese begin drive in Sittang Valley in Burma, opposed by Chinese troops.

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