Calendar and Summary for August 1941  
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  Summary of Significant Events for August 1941  
  U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced an embargo on the export of oil and aviation fuel that was aimed at Japan.  The Japanese began to occupy Saigon in French Indochina.  The first mass-produced Jeep rolled off an assembly line.  The Germans encircled the Soviet 6th and 12th Armies near Uman.  The United States added the Soviet Union to the Lend Lease program.  Soviet resistance in the Smolensk pocket ended with the surrender of the remaining troops.  Romanian and German forces began the 73 day siege of Odessa.  Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and their military staffs held meetings aboard warships at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.  By one vote the U.S. House of Representatives passed an extension of the draft period from one year to thirty months.  The United States and Great Britain issued as a joint declaration of principles that became known as "The Atlantic Charter."  The United States warned the Japanese that it would protect its interests in Asia and the Pacific against Japanese aggression.  The Germans captured Novgorod.  German armored formations of Army Group North cut the main rail link between Leningrad and Moscow.  German Chancellor Adolf Hitler publicly announced the suspension of the euthanasia program.  British, Indian, and Soviet forces invaded Iran to secure the oil fields and lines of communications.  Premier Konoye, leader of the Japanese government, personally invited Roosevelt to meet with him.  A new government under Mohammad Ali Khan Forughi was formed in Iran.  German forces captured Mga, 10 miles from Leningrad, cutting the last railroad link between Leningrad and the rest of the Soviet Union.  The Finn’s stopped their advance when reached the 1939 border with the Soviet Union.  31 ships (81,838 tons) were sunk and 1 ship (10,917 tons) was damaged by U-boats during August 1941.  
  Events occurring in August 1941 with no specific dates  

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