Eighty years on. 13th February 1940


U-25 sank the Norwegian SS Chastine MærskU-53 sank the Swedish SS Norna west of Ireland.

The Finns tried to retake the lost main defensive line in the Lähde sector but were pushed back by Soviet tanks. The Red Army enlarged its breakthrough. Finnish troops retook the Kirvesmäki stronghold on the River Taipale, overrun by Soviet troops yesterday.

The Finnish Foreign Minister Tanner asked the Swedish Government to send troops to Finland. The Swedes declines, being too concerned with Allied plans to ‘aid Finland’ via the Swedish iron ore fields and likely German intervention to prevent this.

The United States Senate passed the Roosevelt Administration’s bill to provide additional government loans to Finland, China and other countries.

The British government took the first steps to take centralised control of the several individual railway companies.

Game Day 166. Great Britain

A convoy of four merchant ships from America to Britain, escorted by two battleships, set sail due east.

Two transport ships remained at Calcutta while four set off for Australia.

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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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