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3rd December 1939

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Finnish resistance to the Russian advance continued. The Finns claimed that they had retaken Petsamo. The Russians claimed to have captured the islands of Hogland, Seiskari, Lavansaari and Tytarsaari in the Gulf of Finland

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked the German warships in the vicinity of Heligoland. Direct hits were obtained with heavy bombs. A Messerschmitt fighter was shot down. All aircraft returned. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) patrol plane destroyed a U-boat in the North sea.

Reports were on hand of the destruction of three other U-boats, and the capture of a four in the Bristol Channel.

Through the Swedish government, the new Finnish cabinet enquired whether the Russian government was prepared to open, peace negotiations.

There was minor artillery action on the Western front.

The Swedish steamer Rudolt was sunk off the British coast.

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