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Today in World War II History—Sept. 20, 1940 & 1945

Morrison shelter in use, WWII (Imperial War Museum: D 2055)

Morrison shelter in use, WWII (Imperial War Museum: D 2055)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 20, 1940: In Britain, the patent is filed for the Morrison indoor air raid shelter.

US correspondent Edward R. Murrow makes his first live radio broadcast for CBS from London rooftops.

Movie premiere of The Westerner, starring Gary Cooper.

75 Years Ago—Sept. 20, 1945: British and US Seventh Fleet warships anchor at Shanghai, China.

German rocket engineers begin work in US rocket program.

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