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Today in World War II History—November 8, 1940 & 1945

British poster, WWII

British poster, WWII

80 Years Ago—Nov. 8, 1940: Churchill has extra ravens sent to the Tower of London to replace casualties from German bombings.

British crown jewels are removed from the Tower of London to a secret location.

Off Australia, US freighter City of Rayville is sunk by a German mine, the first US merchant ship sunk in the war; one man is killed, the first US merchant marine casualty of the war.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 8, 1945: Nationalist Chinese launch offensive against communists in Liaoning Province.

Chinese riverboat Hai Chu is sunk by mine near Hong Kong, killing 500.

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