18 July 1944

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War at Sea

German submarine U-672 scuttled north of Guernsey

German submarine U-742 sunk with all hands off Narvik

Western Front

US troops enter St Lo

First day of Operation Goodwood, 2nd Army attack on the Allied left.

Burma

Japanese troops pull out of the Imphal-Kohima area

Japan

The Tojo cabinet resigns. Tojo himself is replaced as Army chief by Umezu

Eastern Front

General of Artillery Max de Angelis takes command of Second Panzer Army

Books

Hitler's Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, Robert Kirchubel. A 'unit history' written on the largest scale, tracing the campaigns fought by the four Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, from their roles in the early German victories, to their eventual defeat and destruction in the ruins of the Reich. A very useful contribution to the literature on the Eastern Front. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 18 July 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_07_18.html
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