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Today in World War II History—November 19, 1942

 

Publicity photo of Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth for 1942 film You Were Never Lovelier (public domain via Columbia Pictures via Wikipedia)

Publicity photo of Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth for 1942 film You Were Never Lovelier (public domain via Columbia Pictures via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 19, 1942: Soviets launch offensive at Stalingrad against the weak German northern flank, the high point of German expansion on the Eastern Front.

US troops first fight Germans in Tunisia, at Medjez el Bab.

British commandos fly by glider to raid heavy water plant in Telemark, Norway; glider crashes, 23 survivors are captured by the Germans and executed.

Movie premiere of You Were Never Lovelier, starring Fred Astaire & Rita Hayworth.

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