Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—June 22, 1940: France signs armistice with Germany at Compiegne, splitting into a Nazi-occupied zone in the north and a Vichy-French zone in the south .
65 Years Ago—June 22, 1945: Battle for Okinawa officially ends at a high cost—13,000 Americans killed, 108,000 Japanese killed, including thousands of civilians who committed suicide. The US Navy took its heaviest losses of war with 36 vessels sunk. In addition, the US lost 763 planes and the Japanese lost 8000.