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26th November 1939

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Events On This Day

Reported that the Germans have laid mines within the Swedish 4 mile zone at southern entrance of the Sound, leaving a channel only 16 feet deep.

The British Admiralty announced that British armed merchant cruiser Rawalpini had been sunk.

The Polish liner Pilsudski under charter to the British Navy was sunk by a U-boat

Reported that British steamer Hookwood was sunk by a mine on Thursday.

Paris reported patrol activities during the night in the region of Vosges.

The Prime Minister broadcast and address on Britain's war and peace aims.

The Russian government alleged that Finnish artillery fired on red army troops on Russian and Finnish frontier, and demanded that troops should be withdrawn from frontier district on the Karelian Isthums.

The Danish steamer Cyril carrying coal from Britain to Stockholm, was seized by the Germans. This was thought to be the first capture by the Germans of a neutral ship sailing from Britain to a neutral port.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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