18 May 1944

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War at Sea

German submarine U-241 sunk with all hands off the Faero Islands

Italy

Polish troops capture Cassino monastery while British troops capture Cassino town

8th Army cuts Highway 6, trapping a number of German troops

Burma

Allied attack on Myitkyina fails

Western Front

Germans announce that Rundstedt will command the anti-invasion forces with Rommel and Blaskowitz commanding army groups.

Diplomacy

British and Soviets agree that Romania will be in the Soviet sphere of influence and Greece in the British

Turkey

Martial Law imposed to deal with a threat from a pro-Nazi group


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 18 May 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_05_18.html
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