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Today in World War II History—November 14, 1941

Poster for US release of Suspicion, 1941 (RKO Radio Pictures poster, public domain via Wikipedia)

Poster for US release of Suspicion, 1941 (RKO Radio Pictures poster, public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 14, 1941: US orders withdrawal of American gunboats and Marines from China to the Philippines.

Movie premiere of Hitchcock’s Suspicion, starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, who will win the Oscar for best actress.

US 4th Marine Regiment preparing to leave Shanghai, China, 28 Nov 1941 (US National Archives)

US 4th Marine Regiment preparing to leave Shanghai, China, 28 Nov 1941 (US National Archives)