This Week in 1945

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    Mar 15th, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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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...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Feb 15th, 2018
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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, 2018
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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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    May 20th, 2014
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    There’s a story in the New York Times about the last surviving member of 1945 Cubs, Lennie Merullo. Lennie was their starting shortstop, and he’s still alive in Massachusetts. He’s 97 years old. It’s a charming story about the man. I once wrote a snarky piece about Lennie at J...