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This Day in History: 1942-08-08

General Bernard “Monty” Montgomery appointed commander of British 8th Army at El Alamein, Egypt. Six convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in the U.S. on June 25, 1942 were executed in Washngton, DC;  two others who cooperated were spared but given life sentences. British Flower class corvette HMS Dianthus sinks German submarine U-379.  Soviet anti-offensive of Voronezh under Marshal Semyon Timoshenko.

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