Eighty years on. 9th February 1940


German destroyers Z3, Z4 and Z16 laid 110 mines in The Shipwash, a busy sea lane in the North Sea east of Harwich, England.  Mines laid near Liverpool by U-30 on Jan 6 claimed the British SS Chagres (carrying 1500 tons of bananas) which struck a mine and sank.

In Germany. OKH Chief of Staff Halder promoted von Manstein to command an army corps garrisoning Poland, well away from planning forthcoming campaigns, after von Manstein criticised the plan for the attack in the west.

In Finland the Russians pressed home their attack on the Mannerheim Line.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced that he was sending Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles to the principal Western European capitals on a fact-finding mission.

Game day 162. USSR

Six Russian infantry battalions continued their progress north-eastwards through occupied Finland towards the border with Norway.

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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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