Eighty years on. 30th March 1940


Japan set up a puppet regime in China with Nanking as its capital.  The USA refused to recognize the new regime.

Winston Churchill said in a speech that Britain had no quarrel with the USSR but would “follow this war wherever it leads”.

German submarine U-122 was commissioned.

French Minister of Defence Édouard Daladier persuaded the French War Committee not to ratify British plans to lay mines in the River Rhine. The British responded by threatening to suspend the laying of mines in Norwegian coastal waters.

Game day 212. Japan

Four transports carrying eight infantry battalions sailed from Okinawa towards Kwangtung.  They were escorted by six warships.  At the same time two more transports carrying four battalions left Japan.

Three fighter squadrons from Manchuria attacked the Chinese armoured column in China.  Three armoured battalions were wiped out for no loss.

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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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