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Today in World War II History—October 7, 1939 & 1944

French Prime Minister Édouard Daladier (right) and French ambassador to Germany André François-Poncet at the Munich Conference, Munich, Germany, 29 September 1938 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-H12956)

French Prime Minister Édouard Daladier (right) and French ambassador to Germany André François-Poncet at the Munich Conference, Munich, Germany, 29 September 1938 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-H12956)

80 Years Ago—October 7, 1939: Commission for the Strengthening of German Nationhood is established under Heinrich Himmler, to eliminate “inferior” people from the Reich and to deport German Jews to Poland.

French Prime Minister Édouard Daladier rejects Hitler’s call for peace talks.

75 Years Ago—Oct. 7, 1944: US Third Army completes liberation of Luxembourg.

First German V-2 rocket hits Antwerp, Belgium.

British Cabinet decides to continue censorship of reporting on V-2 rocket attacks.

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