Eighty years on. 22nd February 1940


The Gulf of Finland was frozen solid.  The Soviet 43rd Division attacked with across the ice and captured Lasisaari and Koivisto islands.

Operation Wikinger. Without informing the Luftwaffe, six German destroyers sortied into the North Sea through a narrow lane between minefields, to disrupt scouting of German warships by British fishing boats.  In the moonlight, Heinkel 111s mistook the destroyers for Allied ships and bombed them.  The destroyer Z1 Leberecht Maas was hit by two bombs and sank. Destroyer Z3 Max Schultz struck a mine and sank.

U-50 sank the British tanker SS British Endeavour west of Vigo, Spain.

Twelve people were injured in the West End of London by IRA bomb explosions.

Game day 175. Japan

Two troop ships carrying three infantry battalions sailed from Shanghai to Peking to reinforce the Japanese garrison.  Six armoured battalions set off overland for Peking from Shanghai.  Six fighter squadrons relocated from Japan to Manchukuo.

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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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