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Today in World War II History—May 19, 1940 & 1945

Philippe Petain and Adolf Hitler, 24 October 1940 (German Federal Archive, Bild 183-H25217)

Philippe Petain and Adolf Hitler, 24 October 1940 (German Federal Archive, Bild 183-H25217)

80 Years Ago—May 19, 1940: In France, Marshal Philippe Pétain is named Vice Premier, and Gen. Maxime Weygand replaces Gen. Maurice Gamelin as commander-in-chief of French forces.

British poster, WWII

British poster, WWII

75 Years Ago—May 19, 1945: Allies discontinue trans-Atlantic and Mediterranean convoys.

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