Eighty years on. 4th April 1940


The British submarine HMS Snapper left Harwich naval base for the Skagerrak, between Denmark and Norway. French submarines Amazone and Antiope, also under the command of British Vice-Admiral Max Horton, left Harwich to patrol the Frisian Islands and Heligoland.

Churchill was dismayed by Allied political feuding leading to inactivity in Norway.  He flew to Paris to assess the situation.  He persuaded the cabinet to reinstate his plan to lay mines in Norwegian coastal waters.

British newspapers reported concentrations of troops in German ports.

Neville Chamberlain gave a speech to the Conservative Party in London saying that he was confident of victory, and that Hitler had “missed the bus” by not taking advantage of Germany’s military superiority over Britain at the beginning of the war.

34 French communists convicted of illegally attempting to reorganize the Communist Party were sentenced to five years in prison.  

Game Day 217.  Inactive neutral countries.

Industrial Resource points were collected by the countries not yet involved in, or threatened by, the war so far.

Brazil completed building a factory complex outside Rio de Janiero.

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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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