Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Nov. 19, 1942: Soviets launch offensive at Stalingrad against weak German northern flank; high point of German expansion on Eastern Front. US troops first fight Germans, at Medjez el Bab, Tunisia. Americans land on north shore of New Guinea in drive for Buna. Movie premiere of You Were Never Lovelier, starring Fred Astaire & Rita Hayworth.