This Week in 1945

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    Apr 26th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On It was probably the worst week ever for European fascists. *It begins when the Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is captured. Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are executed by Italian partis...
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    Apr 19th, 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 *Adolph Hitler turns 56 years old in his Berlin bunker. He can already hear the gunfire above ground. His world is closing in on him. When he investigates the wreckage above ground, even he sta...
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    Apr 12th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On *But it rages on without the American president. On the afternoon of April 12, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is in Warm Springs Georgia. He says, “I have a terrific pain in the back of my head.” He t...
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    Apr 5th, 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 Allied Forces liberate the Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald. *Kuniaki Koiso resigns as the Prime Minister of Japan, and is replaced by Kantaro Suzuki. *The Allies launch a dramat...
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    Mar 29th, 2017
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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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...