Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Sept. 17, 1940: RAF and Royal Navy sink 12% of German invasion fleet (21 transports, 214 barges), and Hitler postpones the invasion of England “Seelöwe” indefinitely.
65 Years Ago—Sept. 17, 1945: Forty-five Nazi SS officers go on trial at Lüneburg for crimes at Auschwitz and Belsen.