Eighty years on. 17th January 1940


Europe was struck by a cold wave. In Finland the mercury dipped as low as −45 degrees Celsius, while in England the River Thames froze up for the first time since 1888.

The Finns drove the Russians back 12 miles from Salla.

RAF Whitley bombers made leaflet raids on Prague and Vienna.

Game day 129.  France

A fleet of ships was sent from Marseilles to Oran to collect Algerian troops for the defence of France.  A new infantry corps was raised in Algeria.

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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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