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Today in World War II History—Oct. 21, 1940 & 1945

First edition cover of For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, 1940 (via Wikipedia)

First edition cover of For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, 1940 (via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 21, 1940: Churchill broadcasts on BBC to France: “The morning will come, a glorious dawn. Vive la France!”

Publication of For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 21, 1945: Parliamentary elections are held in France, and communists & socialists win a majority; members of the Constituent Assembly are selected to draft a constitution for the Fourth Republic.

British engineers blow up U-boat pens in Hamburg, Germany.