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Today in World War II History—November 23, 1940 & 1945

US poster about food rationing, 1943 (US Office of Price Administration)

US poster about food rationing, 1943 (US Office of Price Administration)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 23, 1940: Romania signs Tripartite Pact, joining Axis Powers.

In convoy SC-11 off Ireland, German submarine U-100 sinks seven Allied cargo ships.

Adm. William Leahy is appointed US ambassador to Vichy France.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 23, 1945: US ends rationing of meat and butter. (Read more: Meat and Cheese Rationing in World War II and Rationing of Butter, Fats & Oils in World War II)