Eighty years on. 5th February 1940


U-41 sank the British SS Beaverburn south of Ireland but U-41 was sunk with depth charges by HMS Antelope. Antelope‘s Captain, Lt. Cdr. White was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for the first U-boat sinking by a lone destroyer.

The Allied Supreme War Council met in Paris.  France proposed sending troops to Finland via landings at Narvik, seizing Swedish the iron ore mines and the port of Luleå.  The British assigned two divisions diverted from the British Expeditionary Force in France.  The BEF’s Chief of Staff General Henry Pownall was furious, recording in his diary “Of all the harebrained projects I have heard of, this is the most foolish.”

The Dutch Commander-in-Chief resigned, blaming the Netherlands’ lack of preparedness for war.

Game day 158. Great Britain

The British Empire collected 28 new Industrial Resource Points.  Factories were built in Eastern Canada and India.

The empty convoy docked safely in Boston, USA.  The surviving battleship from the recent engagement in the Atlantic reached Gibraltar. 

The convoy in the Indian Ocean docked at Calcutta.

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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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