Today in World War II History

Maj. Gen. J. Lawton Collins and Maj. Charles Davis,
New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 14 Aug 1943 (US Army photo)
70 Years Ago—Aug. 25, 1943: US secures New Georgia in the Solomons after seizing Bairoko Harbor. Allies begin air raids on France and Low Countries to make Germans suspect a Pas de Calais invasion (Operation Starkey). Germans impose 72-hr work week in occupied Holland.