America 1940-1949: World Events Research Article from American Decades

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The Allies conduct one of their most successful bombing raids on Hamburg.

7 Aug.

The United States lands troops on Guadalcanal, where the Japanese have been building an airstrip since early July ; on 12-15 November American naval forces score a costly victory in a major sea battle for control of this strategically important island in the Solomon Islands, but the Japanese fight on until February 1943.

12-15 Aug.

Churchill, Stalin, and American representative Averell Harriman meet in Moscow to discuss the progress of the war against Germany.

25 Aug.

German troops reach the outskirts of Stalingrad.

27 Aug.

British scientists announce the discovery of penicillin.

14 Sept.

The German siege of Stalingrad begins.

5 Oct.

Prof. Gilbert Murray helps to found Oxfam to help relieve starvation in occupied Europe.

23-26 Oct.

The British Eighth Army, under the leadership of Lt. Gen. Bernard L. Montgomery, defeats Rommel's forces at El Alamein.

8 Nov.

Allied troops under...

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