This Week in 1945

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    This week during the last year the Cubs won the pennant (before 2016)… World War II Rages On *American troops liberate their first Nazi concentration camp, Ohrdruf death camp in Germany. They are shocked by the conditions there. (Photo left: Colonel Hayden Sears with Ohrdruf survivors) *Soviet ...
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    Mar 22nd, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II Rages On *The end is near for Hitler. He is seen in public for the last time (March 22) *The Arab League is formed with the adoption of a charter in Cairo, Egypt. *Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton att...
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    Mar 15th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On *The Battle of Iwo Jima officially ends, but small pockets of guerrilla resistance are persisting past the official conclusion of the battle. *Kobe, Japan is fire-bombed by 331 B-29 bombers, killing over 8,0...
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    Mar 8th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On *Josip Broz Tito (photo) forms a government in Yugoslavia. *The U.S.S.R. returns Transylvania to Romania. *Patton’s 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge’s 1st Army. *Queen Wilhelmina returns to Neth...
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    Mar 1st, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On… *In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth (photo), later to become Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Army as a driver. *Previously neutral Finland declares war on the Axis powers. That’s ri...
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    Feb 22nd, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On… *In the Battle of Iwo Jima: A group of United States Marines reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag. The photo, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (tak...
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    Feb 15th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On… *Venezuela declares war on Nazi-Germany. That’s right, Venezuela. Hitler may have a few bigger problems. *Hitler visits the Eastern front, which is getting closer and closer to Berlin. *Meanwhil...
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    Feb 8th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs won the World Series… World War II Rages On… *The Yalta Conference between President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ends. *San Francisco selected for site of United Natio...
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    Feb 2nd, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On… *Feb. 5, 1945 TIME magazine. On the cover: Joseph Stalin (“Facts are stubborn things”) *Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Jose...
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    Jan 25th, 2017
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    This Week, the Last Year the Cubs Were in the World Series World War II Rages On… *Future movie and television star James Arness (photo) is discharged from the Army after receiving several battle awards and medals. He is wounded, but recovering. *Swedish ships bring food to the millions of peop...