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Christmas, 1944

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Dec., 1944 — Battle of the Bulge — The Germans run out 0f gas

The Battle of the Bulge, fought from Dec. 16, 1944 to Jan. 25, 1945, was the last major Nazi offensive against the Allies in World War II and was the largest and most costly battle to the Americans in terms … Continue reading

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Nov., 1944 – Mariana victories put Japan in bombing range

Strategic bombing of the Japanese mainland began in November, thanks to victories that summer and fall in the Mariana Islands. Under the leadership of Admiral Nimitz, the U.S. launched amphibious assaults on Saipan, Guam and Tinian in June and July. … Continue reading

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Oct.,1944 — Allies sense victory, and peacetime problems

All during the fall of 1944 the newspapers were full of optimistic political cartoons forecasting victory (prematurely with the Battle of the Bulge and huge Pacific battles still lying ahead) while also foreshadowing the enormous challenges of putting back together … Continue reading

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October, 1944 — Election time

The presidential election of 1944 pitted FDR against New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Even though FDR had been in office longer than any other president, he remained popular and there was little doubt, in the midst of a world … Continue reading

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Sept., 1944 – Gory Gory Parachutist

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Sept. 1944 – The ’44 Campaign – Politics Per Usual?

S.J. Ray, K.C. Star                                                                        

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Aug., 1944 – The Liberation of Paris

The Liberation of Paris, also known as the Battle for Paris,took place from August 19 to August 25, 1944.  It is regarded as the last major battle in the Allied assault that began with D-Day at Normandy and was a … Continue reading

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Aug., 1944 – Dumbarton Oaks – Birth of the United Nations

A 19th century mansion in the Georgetown area of Washington, D.C. played a pivotal role in the world that followed World War II. Between August and October, 1944, two international meetings known as the Dumbarton Oaks Conferences, were held there. … Continue reading

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July, 1944 – Breadbasket bonanza

The spring and summer of 1944 brought a much-appreciated bumper crop of winter wheat to the Midwest and Great Plains states. Farmers were able to set food production records each year of the war, despite acute shortages of labor, fuel … Continue reading

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