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12th December 1939

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The Russian government refused the league of Nations offer to mediate in the Russian and Finnish conflict. Russians gained ground in central Finland and threatened lines of communication between North and South. The Finns lost Salla, Kirovsk, and Kandalaksja. The Russian advance in Karelian Isthmus was held up.

German attacks on the Western front were repulsed.

The British vessel, King Egbert was sunk in the North sea.

The British collier Marwick Head hit a mine off the east coast.

The Swedish steamer Toroe hit a mine off Falsterbo.

The German steamer Bolheim was sunk in the Gulf of Bothnia by gunfire from a submarine, believed to be Russian. German liner Bremen arrived in port from Murmansk, after having been sighted by British submarine which, by the rules of sea warfare, was precluded from torpedoing her without warning.

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