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Today in World War II History—October 26, 1941

First edition cover of Curious George, 1941

First edition cover of Curious George, 1941

80 Years Ago—Oct. 26, 1941: At besieged Tobruk, Libya, Australian troops are relieved by British and Polish troops.

Children’s book Curious George is published, written by Margret & H.A. Rey, a Jewish couple who fled Paris in June 1940 on bicycles with the manuscript.

Gen. Sikorski reviewing Polish troops in Tobruk, Libya, November 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Gen. Sikorski reviewing Polish troops in Tobruk, Libya, November 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)