Eighty years on. 6th January 1940


Two Finnish Fokker pilots shot down seven Ilyushin bombers of a Soviet formation in a single engagement.  The Russians were beginning to learn how to fight a war in the frozen forests, moving heavy artillery across the frozen sea to bombard Finnish positions.  General Timoshenko replaced Generals Voroshilov and Meretskov.

In Britain, some dog owners were fitting bicycle reflectors to their dogs’ collars for better visibility in the blackout.  Sir John Reith, founder and chairman of the BBC, took over as Minister of Information.

In Eire an amendment to the Emergency Powers Act was proposed after 53 IRA  members were released from prison by the Irish High Court.

Game day 118. Germany

The two battleships off the coast of Newfoundland sailed south-south-east towards the convoy route across the North Atlantic.  Those in the South Atlantic sailed east towards the coast of the Belgian Congo.

The U-boat flotilla moved back towards the west in the North Atlantic.

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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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