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Today in World War II History—Oct. 4, 1940 & 1945


US poster, 1942

US poster, 1942

80 Years Ago—Oct. 4, 1940: French government in Vichy announces that foreign Jews in the unoccupied zone may be interned in camps; 40,000 will be sent to camps in the Pyrenees.

Movie premiere of Knute Rockne, All American, starring Pat O’Brien & Ronald Reagan, in South Bend, IN.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 4, 1945: US orders the termination of the War Production Board and the Civilian Production Administration.

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