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Wednesday 12 August 1942

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Appleby and Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt. Bambi, directed by James Algar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Bambi

Directed by: James Algar

Starring: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey

Country: United States

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Wake Island

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey

Country: United States

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Holiday Inn

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

Country: United States

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The Pride of the Yankees

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth

Country: United States

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The Magnificent Ambersons

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 August 1942 ?

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Facts:
  • British Premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin
  • German 1st tank leader captures Elista, Kalmukkensteppe
  • Lieutenant General Montgomery arrives in Cairo

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: General Chennault
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General McNaughton -- Aug. 10, 1942
  • Life: MacArthurs son

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Song of Bernadette

By: Franz Werfel

This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in ...

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The Moon Is Down

By: John Steinbeck

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on ...

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Dragon Seed

By: Pearl S. Buck

The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In the novel, Nobel Prize Winner, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most interesting rulers during a time of intense turbulence.

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And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

This early work by Rachel Field was originally published in 1942 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'And Now Tomorrow' is a bestselling novel that was adapted into a film in 1944.

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