Eighty years on. 18th January 1940


255 Jews were arrested at random in Warsaw. They were taken to the Palmiry Forest outside the city and shot.

By a vote of 44 to 10, the provincial legislature of Ontario passed a motion criticizing Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King for making “so little effort to prosecute Canada’s duty in the war in the vigorous manner in which the people of Canada desire to see.”

German submarine U-63 was commissioned.

The British Admiralty received delivery of a buoyant electrical cable to be towed behind trawlers to detonate magnetic sea mines.

Saboteurs were blamed for the explosion of an arms factory in Essex in which five people died.

Game day 130. USSR

An infantry corps moved from Karelia into Finland.

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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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