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23rd December 1939

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Palace reported intense air activity on the Western front. Allied planes were busy photographing German lines.

Russian troops were in retreat in Karelian Isthmus, in Petsamo region, and were also in the Salla sector, where the Finns were again in command of the Kemi River valley, an important strategic position.

Russian aeroplanes bombed towns on the southern coast of Finland, and dropped leaflets over Helsinki with a message from the puppet Prime Minister.

The British Admiralty announced intention of laying a mine barrage of nearly the full length of the east coast as a reply to German action.

The league of Nations received favourable replies from a number of member countries including South Africa, in regard to helping Finland.

United States of America and 20 other American republics made a protest in the form of a joint neutrality declaration against the activities of belligerent warships in American waters.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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