Today in World War II History—Oct. 24, 1940 & 1945
Saturday, October 24, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Oct. 24, 1940: Hitler meets with Marshal Philippe Pétain, Head of the French State, in Montoire, and Pétain agrees to Vichy French collaboration with Germany.
RAF night raids on Berlin and Hamburg inflict serious civilian casualties for the first time.
British Summer Time is extended year-round.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 24, 1945: United Nations officially comes into existence.
Norwegian Nazi collaborator Vidkun Quisling is executed.