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Today in World War II History—November 9, 1942

Royal Canadian Mounted Police mug shots of Werner von Janowski, 1942 (National Archives of Canada: C-107138)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police mug shots of Werner von Janowski, 1942 (National Archives of Canada: C-107138)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 9, 1942: German planes transport troops to El Aouina Airfield in (Vichy) French Tunisia to combat Allied landings in Algeria.

Germans force Danish King Christian X to appoint collaborator Erik Scavenius as prime minister.

German spy Werner von Janowski is landed by U-boat U-518 at New Carlisle, Québec, but is arrested within hours on a tip from a suspicious hotel clerk.

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