31 August 1944

August

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Eastern Front

Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front enters Bucharest

German troops disarm Slovak units fighting with them

Western Front

British 2nd Army reachs Amiens, capturing a bridge over the Somme intact

US troops reach the Meuse

7th Army liberates Valence, Montpellier, Beziers, Narbonne and Nice.

French Forces of the Interior liberate Bordeaux

Montgomery is promoted to Field Marshal, placed in command of 21st Army Group, while Bradley is given command of 12th Army Group while Eisenhower takes overall command

Italy

US 5th Army crosses the River Arno

British 8th Army attacks the Gothic Line

Pacific

US Task Force begins an offensive against the Bonins, West Carolines and Visayas Archipelago

Great Britain

1,103 civilians killed and 2,921 injured in August.


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 31 August 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_08_31.html
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