Eighty years on. 26th November 1939


The Soviet Union’s Red Army shelled the Russian border village of Mainila, declared that the fire originated from Finland across the nearby border and claimed to have had losses in personnel.  The Soviet Union demanded that Finland withdraw troops from the Karelian Isthmus.

Map from Wikipedia

Map taken from Wikipedia

Ten people died when the Polish liner Pilsudski in Royal Navy service was torpedoed in the North Sea.

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made his first radio broadcast since 3rd September, and claimed that the British knew the secret of the German magnetic mine.  Author’s note:  declaring to your enemy that you know his secrets seems counter-productive.

Game day 87. China

A fresh infantry Corps moved up to the west of the City of Peking to support the defenders.  The remaining two Corps moved towards Shanghai to retake the city and the province of Kwangtung for the Chinese.

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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