Eighty years on. 7th December 1939


Italy again declared its neutrality. Norway, Sweden, and Denmark also proclaimed neutrality in the Russo-Finnish conflict

In Finland a Russian division broke through the Mannerheim line to the town of Suomissalmi.

Suomissalmi, Finland, from a contemporary atlas

In Paris King George VI lunched with French President Lebrun and his Prime Minister, Eduoard Deladier.  In Chichester his wife, Queen Elizabeth, lunched with two hundred evacuee children from London.  She enjoyed a meal of stewed steak and potatoes, followed by jam tart.

Game day 98. Japan

Japanese armour and fighters attacked Peking once more.  The Chinese lost five infantry battalions but the Japanese lost two armoured battalions and two fighter squadrons.  The Chinese fell back to the south.

Japan transported an infantry corps to Manchuria (Manchukwo) and raised a new infantry corps near Tokyo.

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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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