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Today in World War II History—November 20, 1940 & 1945

Accused German war criminals in the dock, Nürnberg, Germany, 22 Nov 1945 (US Army Signal Corps)

Accused German war criminals in the dock, Nürnberg, Germany, 22 Nov 1945 (US Army Signal Corps)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 20, 1940: Hungary signs Tripartite Pact, joining Axis Powers.

US Panama Canal Air Force is activated under Maj. Gen. Frank Andrews.

Author Ernest Hemingway marries reporter Martha Gellhorn in Cheyenne, WY.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 20, 1945: Nuremberg trials begin for German war criminals; when they end Oct. 1, 1946, twelve men will be sentenced to death, seven will receive prison sentences, and three will be acquitted.