Find out what all happened April to November 1944

World War II: Canadian and Polish units capture the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France. (21. August 1944)

World War II: the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland. (1. August 1944)

Allied forces start bombing Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter. (16. April 1944)

World War II: The liberation of Serbia from Nazi Germany continues. Bajina Bašta in western Serbia is among those liberated cities. Near Trier, American troops enter Germany for the first time. (12. September 1944)

World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Junyō Maru, 5,600 killed. (18. September 1944)

Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America. (7. November 1944)

Rudolf Vrba and Alfréd Wetzler escape from the Birkenau death camp. (10. April 1944)

World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins. (25. June 1944)

Waffen-SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema. (12. August 1944)

World War II: Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall. (4. June 1944)

World War II: 168 captured allied airmen, including Phil Lamason, accused by the Gestapo of being "terror fliers", arrive at Buchenwald concentration camp. (20. August 1944)

World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan. (7. July 1944)

World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising. (2. October 1944)

World War II: Battle of Normandy – British and Canadian forces capture Caen, France. (9. July 1944)

World War II: During an uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down the crematoria. (7. October 1944)

Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp. (10. October 1944)

World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium. (26. November 1944)

World War II: Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces. (14. September 1944)

World War II: The first Allied troops of the U.S. Army cross the western border of Germany. (11. September 1944)

Forces of the Communist-controlled Greek People's Liberation Army attack the smaller National and Social Liberation resistance group, which surrenders. Its leader Dimitrios Psarros is murdered. (17. April 1944)

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