80 Years Ago—September 18, 1939: German and Soviet troops link at Brest-Litovsk, Poland.
Polish cryptographers flee to Paris with vital information on German Enigma codes.
75 Years Ago—Sept. 18, 1944: In Operation Market Garden, British ground troops link with US 101st Airborne Division in Eindhoven, Holland.
US Ninth Army takes crucial port of Brest, France.
South of Sumatra, sub HMS Tradewind sinks Japanese army cargo ship Junyo Maru; 5620 killed, including Javanese slave laborers and 1477 Allied POWs, the worst maritime loss in history to date.