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Today in World War II History—May 20, 1941

German paratroopers landing in Crete, Greece, 20 May 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 141-0864)

German paratroopers landing in Crete, Greece, 20 May 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 141-0864)

80 Years Ago—May 20, 1941: Germans invade Crete in the first major airborne invasion in history.

US forms Office of Civilian Defense under Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia of New York.

Poster for the US Office of Civilian Defense, WWII

Poster for the US Office of Civilian Defense, WWII

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