Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago - Sept. 17, 1939: Soviet troops (allied with Germany) invade Poland, surrounding Polish troops.
German U-boat U-29 sinks British carrier HMS Courageous off Irish coast; 514 killed.

65 Years Ago - Sept. 17, 1944: Operation Market Garden opens - Allied paratroops land in Nijmegen, Eindhoven, and Arnhem in the Netherlands, with a ground offensive designed to link up with the airborne units.