Eighty years on. 26th June 1940

The war entered it’s 300th day (from a European perspective).


The German submarine UA sank the Norwegian MV Crux, carrying 6,300 tons of fuel from Britain to Brazil, west of Cape St. Vincent, Portugal.  U-29 stopped the Greek SS Dimitris with a shot across her bow off Cape Finisterre, Spain.  Dimitris, carrying 9000 tons of cereal grains from Argentina to Liverpool, was sunk by gunfire after the crew abandoned ship.

The Soviet Union presented an ultimatum demanding territory in Bessarabia and Northern Bucovina from Romania. Hitler suggested that the Romanian government give in and satisfy the Soviet demands.

Game day 300. Japan

Two attacks were made across the Kwangtung/China border.  At DJ37 a total of seven infantry units supported by six fighter units attacked four defending Chinese infantry units.  The Chinese lost three units and the remaining one retreated westwards, pursued by Japanese infantry.  One fighter unit was shot down.

Further south at DK44 3 infantry units supported by 3 bomber units attacked a single Chinese armoured unit.

Five troop transports carrying ten infantry units and escorted by three battleships left Okinawa for Shanghai.

Credits:   Historical information:  http://www.worldwar2daybyday.blogspot.com, Wikipedia, Chronicle of the Second World War (JL International Publications, 1994).  Background image to game maps: Hasbro Ltd.   Other maps and photographs Odhams Press Limited.

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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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