Eighty years on. 12th November 1939


In Germany hundreds of “Dissidents” and Jews were arrested in the hunt for those responsible for the 9th November Munich bomb.  Clothes rationing cards were issued.

King Carol of Rumania offered to mediate between the belligerent nations. 

Winston Churchill broadcast to the nation that the war had gone well for the allies during its first ten weeks.  He did not expect it to be a short war.  Author’s note:  By “allies” one assumes he was no longer including the Poles, for whom the country had gone to war in the first place.

The Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) performed its first concert for the troops “Somewhere in France”.

Game day 73. USSR

France having nothing to do this turn, the action moved directly to the USSR.

2nd Armoured Corps moved west from Ukraine into Poland, but the soviets were careful to keep their forces back from the new border with Germany.  1st Armoured Corps moved to the eastern outskirts of Leningrad.  Other units west of Moscow moved generally westwards, while those to the east continued to move south-east as far as their own state borders.

Background image copyright Milton Bradley Games

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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