Eighty years on. 13th January 1940


Belgium and the Netherlands ordered partial mobilization in response to the Mechelen Incident. (see 10th January post).  Adolf Hitler postponed the western front offensive to 20th January due to bad weather.

The Finnish escort Aura II was sunk by its own depth charge(!) trying to attack a Soviet submarine in the Sea of Åland. For a view of the Sea of Åland see header photo’.

The first aircraft was delivered from the factory to the Royal Air Force by the British Air Transport Auxiliary, Womens’ Section.  They had nine pilots with 7,500 hours flying experience between them – more than the average RAF pilot.

In Germany, the lack of manpower for industrial work forced the government to consider employing women in factories.  The proposal was rejected.

Game day 125. Germany

The Germans redeployed several units in response to the order to attack on the western front.

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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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