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Liveblogging World War II: February 22, 1941

February 22, 1941: Greek and British discussions in Athens reach agreement on a British commitment of 100,000 soldiers, with artillery and tank support, to defend Greece. Fewer soldiers, the Greek government had maintained, would have been counterproductive, but with 100,000 the German temptation to attack the forces of its British adversary would be outweighed by the difficulty of conquering Greece.