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Today in World War II History—November 26, 1942

Original theatrical release poster for the film Casablanca, 1942 (public domain via Warner Bros, via Wikipedia)

Original theatrical release poster for the film Casablanca, 1942 (public domain via Warner Bros, via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 26, 1942: First battle between US & German tanks, at Coxen’s Farm near Chouïgui, Tunisia.

“Battle of Brisbane”: thousands of US and Australian soldiers fight in streets, 1 killed.

Movie premiere of Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, in New York City.

US celebrates Thanksgiving; Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is cancelled for duration of the war to conserve rubber and helium. (Read more: “Thanksgiving in World War II”)

USMC Lt. Col. W.W. Stickney preparing to cut a Thanksgiving cake with a captured Japanese sword, Guadalcanal, 26 Nov 1942 (US Marine Corps photo)

USMC Lt. Col. W.W. Stickney preparing to cut a Thanksgiving cake with a captured Japanese sword, Guadalcanal, 26 Nov 1942 (US Marine Corps photo)

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