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25th December 1939

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Events On This Day

The King broadcast a Christmas message to the peoples of the Empire.

Finnish advance in Russian territory was maintained.

Twenty three Russian bombers attempted to raid Helsinki, but were driven off by anti-aircraft guns. Other large flotillas of bombers attacked Viborg, inflicting considerable damage. There were also raids over Borga, Tampere and Turku. Enemy planes bombed Koivisto coastal batteries repeatedly. Koivisto was also shall by the Russian warship Marat., Finland, claimed that during the day, her naval and air forces combine destroyed at the least twenty three enemy planes.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft patrolling the North sea to protect the fishing vessels were attacked by German patrol ships.

The British steamer, Stanholme was torpedoed off the west coast of Britain.

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