Eighty years on. 20th February 1940


U-96 sank the British MV Empire Seal southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia and the neutral American MV Lake Osweya en route to Iceland. In the Caribbean, U-129 sank the Norwegian SS Nordvangen east of Trinidad and U-156 hit the American SS Delplata west of Martinique.

U-54 went missing in the North Sea, probably having struck a British mine.

General von Falkenhorst, commander of the German XXI Corps in the invasion of Poland, was appointed to command the forces for the invasion of Norway.

In Finland, the Soviets penetrated the V-line as far as 1 km. in some places.

Game day 173. Germany

The new U-boat pack sailed around the north coast of Scotland into the North-East Atlantic.

In the South Atlantic the two warships continued north-west around the Brazilian coast.

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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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