The British Parliament debated the conduct of the war.  Prime Minister Chamberlain was denounced by Conservative MPs.  Former Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes detailed the government’s mishandling of military events in Norway.  Leo Amery quoted Oliver Cromwell “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing.  Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”

The Luftwaffe continued to bomb Allied ships near Narvik.  HMS Aurora was hit putting two turrets out of action.  The cruiser HMS Curlew suffered an accident with one of her guns, killing five of the crew.

5,000 Polish mountain troops arrived at Harstad.

Semyon Timoshenko replaced Kliment Voroshilov as the Soviet Union’s Minister of Defence.

The Netherlands completed mobilisation of its forces in preparation for a possible German attack.

Game day 250.  Great Britain, its empire and dominions.

(A milestone day. 250 days into a project without giving up!)

The British Empire collected 28.5 industrial resource points.

Australia and South Africa opened new industrial facilities near Sydney and Cape Town respectively  A new flotilla of six battleships was launched at Portsmouth, Great Britain.

Naval movements:  The Australian troop convoy continued north-west across the Indian Ocean.  The supply convoy off North Africa neared Gibraltar.  The battleship heading for Singapore was off the coast of Portugal.  Six empty freighters from Liverpool reached Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The British force landed at Narvik having been wiped out, their transports headed back towards Britain.  In the south of Norway the British infantry were evacuated back to Scotland.

The five submarines off Norway attacked the German transport ship in Fredrikshavn, Denmark, but failed to damage it.

The RAF squadrons in Norway flew back to the UK, attacking German infantry near Oslo en route.  One squadron was lost to AA fire.

Credits: Historical information:  worldwar2daybyday.blogspot.com, Wikipedia, Chronicle of the Second World War (JL International Publications, 1994). Background image to game maps: Hasbro Ltd.

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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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