Eighty years on. 12th December 1939


The Soviet Union rejected yesterday’s demand by the League of Nations for a cessation of hostilities with Finland.

The German liner Bremen arrived in Bremerhaven, beating the British naval blockade.  Hitler ordered production of sea mines and ammunition to be almost doubled.

The destroyer HMS Duchess (see header photo) collided with the battleship HMS Barham off the Mull of Kintyre in heavy fog. The destroyer capsized and her depth charges exploded, killing 124 of her crew.

Game day 103. Germany

Six German Submarines attempted to break out of the Baltic, encountering three British submarines off Denmark guarding the exit.  The British were all sunk for the loss of one German ship.

Two battleships in the Irish Sea sailed back into the North Atlantic, while those in the South Atlantic steamed back towards Africa.

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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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