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Today in World War II History—September 19, 1939 & 1944

Men of the Guards Armoured Division of the British XXX Corps passing through Grave, the Netherlands, 19 Sept 1944 (Imperial War Museum 4700-29 B 10133)

Men of the Guards Armoured Division of the British XXX Corps passing through Grave, the Netherlands, 19 Sept 1944 (Imperial War Museum 4700-29 B 10133)

80 Years Ago—September 19, 1939: Japanese use poison gas against Chinese troops along Sinchiang River in drive to Changsha, China.

75 Years Ago—Sept. 19, 1944: Belgian Parliament meets for the first time since 1940.

US Ninth Army clears Brittany region of France.

In Operation Market Garden, British ground troops link with US 82nd Airborne Division at Grave, the Netherlands.

Germans begin arresting Danish policemen for refusing to protect enterprises from the Danish resistance; 81-90 will die in concentration camps.

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