Today in World War II History—September 10, 1943
80 Years Ago—Sept. 10, 1943: Naval battle of the Mediterranean concludes as the Italian fleet arrives at Malta & surrenders to the Allies.
British X Corps secures Salerno town in Italy.
On New Guinea, Australians begin push from Nadzab to Lae.
At the “Frau Solf Tea Party,” a Gestapo agent infiltrates the anti-Nazi Solf Circle at a Berlin tea party; all members will be arrested in January 1944, most will be killed except Hanna Solf, widow of the former ambassador to Japan, by special request from Japan.