Eighty years on. 28th February 1940


The Finns attacked East Lemetti, allowing about 2750 Soviet troops including sick and wounded to escape on foot but many were then hunted down and annihilated.

Although officially non-belligerent, about 8000 Swedes, 1000 Danes and 900 Norwegians volunteered for service in Finland.  The French and British promised to send troops to Finland but requested the Finnish government to make a formal appeal for assistance.  In Germany Dr. Goebbels warned Sweden against giving aid to Finland.

The British battleship HMS Duke of York was launched.

The Land Transfers Regulations were published, dividing the Palestinian Mandate into zones of varying land restrictions.  The regulations restricted the registry of land by Jews.

In China, communist troops captured Anding in Shen-si province from the Japanese.

Game day 181. Britain

The escorted convoy continued to sail towards Britain.  More warships sailed to rendezvous with the convoy.

In the Indian ocean another unescorted convoy continued towards 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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