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16 Aug 1936
  • Spanish Republican Catalan troops led by Captain Bayo landed on Majorca, Spain and by the evening had advanced eight miles inland from their landing place at Porto Cristo. ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | AC]
  • Filipp Golikov was awarded the Order of the Red Star for the first time. ww2dbase [Filipp Golikov | CPC]
  • The first five CV 35 tanks arrived at Vigo harbour, Spain, as the first step in the Italian involvement in the Spanish Civil War. ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | AC]
  • Georgy Zhukov was awarded the Order of Lenin for the first time. ww2dbase [Georgy Zhukov | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

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