Today in World War II History—February 13, 1940 & 1945
75 Years Ago—Feb. 13, 1940: Soviets break through Finnish defenses on the Karelian Isthmus. Britain cracks down on unauthorized slaughterhouses (steakeasies) trying to circumvent rationing. 70 Years Ago—Feb. 13, 1945: Soviets take Budapest, Hungary, opening the Danube Valley for the drive to Vienna; 110,000 POWs taken. In Manila, US troops capture Nichols Field and Cavite naval base. US ships enter Manila Bay for first time since 1942.