Today in World War II History—Oct. 15, 1940 & 1945
Thursday, October 15, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Oct. 15, 1940: Heavy Luftwaffe raid on London starts 900 fires, with raids also to Birmingham and Bristol.
Italy demobilizes 300,000 soldiers for the harvest, leaving only 100,000 for the upcoming invasion of Greece.
Movie premiere of The Great Dictator, starring Charlie Chaplin parodying Hitler.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 15 1945: Former Vichy French Prime Minister Pierre Laval is executed by the French for collaborating with the Nazis.