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17 Sep 1948
  • Folke Bernadotte was killed by a radical Israeli gunman in Jerusalem of the newly-formed nation of Israel. ww2dbase [Folke Bernadotte | CPC]
South Africa
  • Jan Smuts was named the Colonel-in-chief of the Regiment Westelike Provinsie of South Africa. ww2dbase [Jan Smuts | CPC]

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