Eighty years on. 25th & 26th December 1939

25th December 1939


Winter War.  Finnish troops advanced into Russian territory.

Adolf Hitler visited troops on the western front.

King George VI in his second Christmas Day radio broadcast thanked the British Empire for coming to Britain’s support in the war. He said: “The Mother Country can never be sufficiently grateful to you.”

Game day 116. Germany

In response to the Russian capture of Helsinki the Germans moved 3 Battalions of infantry to the north of the Controlled Polish region.

The submarine pack off the coast of Scotland moved WNW into the North Atlantic.  The two battleships in the North Atlantic sailed to the coast of Labrador.  The two ships at Rio de Oro sailed south again.

26th December 1939


The British Royal Navy started to lay a barrier of sea mines from the Moray Firth in the north of Scotland down the east coast as far as the Thames Estuary (see map below).

Game day 117. Great Britain

The escorted Convoy sailing from America moved into the Irish Sea.  The unescorted convoy heading east sailed into the Central Mediterranean.

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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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