Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Aug. 18, 1941: Nazis actually end euthanasia of mentally incompetent Germans due to public outcry (90,000 killed), but do starve them. Radio Belgrade plays obscure recording of “Lili Marleen” by Lale Andersen, becomes instant hit with German troops in North Africa. Roosevelt signs extension of Selective Service Act, extending draftees’ service from 12 to 30 months.