Eighty years on. 9th December 1939


Two hundred Polish Jews, the survivors of 1800 who had set out a week previously from Chelm and Hrubieszow in the German-occupied west of Poland, reached the comparative safety of the Soviet zone.

Bad weather temporarily halted the Russian bombing of the Finnish capital Helsinki.  Moscow discovered that the Italians were sending military supplies to Finland.

King George VI visited British soldiers in the front line trenches in France.  Coincidentally the first British soldier was killed on the western front.  He was Thomas Priday of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.

Game day 100

Finland moved fresh infantry to confront the Russian invaders, blocking the route to Helsinki.  They remained in defence.

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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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