News of the day for January 26, 1944 - Argentina cuts diplomatic ties with Berlin and Tokyo, Allies pushing into Italy, Soviet Union denounces exiled Polish government over alleged massacre of civilians, and the Black Market settles in all over America.
January 26, 2011

Juan and Eva Peron - dropping the Axis looked very good on paper.

This January day in 1944 saw the Argentine government of Juan Peron sever ties with Berlin and Tokyo. The sudden change in allegiances probably had something to do with the shift in the war. The Allied invasion of Italy was slow but progressing. The Russian advance and recapture of Kiev - the general feeling the tide had turned probably all factored in. However, there was that huge network of spies operating out of Buenos Aires.

On the domestic front, the big concern was with the increased presence of the Black Market all over the country, particularly in the area of meat. Since everything was rationed, most everything was available, in one form or another, via the Black Market. And the government, through the media, was doing a massive campaign in order to stop it.

At least you don't have ration books to deal with today . . . yet.

Here is the News Of The World from January 26, 1944.

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