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This Day in History: 1944-09-28

In Battle of Arnhem, the Germans defeat the British airborne in the Netherlands.   The massacre of the civilian population of Marzabotto, Italy carried out by units of the 16th SS Armored Infantry Division under the leadership of the notorious SS Sturmbannführer Walter Reder, was one of the worst and most brutal Nazi crimes of World War II. Some 800 people, mainly women, children and older men, were murdered in Marzabotto alone, with another 1,000 killed in surrounding villages. The victims included some 200 children, some only a few days old.  1st TV musical comedy (The Boys from Boise).


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