This Day In History

  • 1807 82nd Foot (later 2nd South Lancashires) lands at Warbeck, north of Copenhagen, as part of a British force sent to force the Danes not to allow their fleet to be used by Napoleon
  • 1944 148 Regt RAC (formerly 9th Loyals ) ordered to disband, due to a severe shortage of manpower in the British Army in France. Its men and its Sherman tanks are redeployed to other units.
  • 1944 1st Loyals occupy Florence, Italy
  • 1945 V-J - Victory Over Japan - Day. Japan surrenders, finally bringing World War II to an end. It was the most destructive war in human history, with between 50 and 70 million people dead.
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