Eighty years on. 31st March 1940


Following the French veto on mining the River Rhine the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain stopped the plan to mine the Norwegian coast. 

Winston Churchill gave a radio speech titled “Dwelling in the Cage with the Tiger”.  His main point was that if all the smaller neutral European nations had collectively stood up to Hitler the war might have been curtailed.

Britain introduced paper rationing.         

German armed merchant cruisers (Hilfskreuzer) Atlantis, Orion and Widder sailed from Kiel for operations against Allied shipping.

Oberleutnant zur See Hans-Wilhelm Behrens fell overboard from U-43 and drowned.

The Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic was established.

Game day 213. China

The remains of the armoured column surviving after yesterday’s air attack continued eastwards.

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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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