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9th December 1939

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Events On This Day

The King visited troops on the frontier and inspected a sector of the Maginot line.

The British announced that British troops had taken all their positions in the Maginot line and has been in action against the enemy.

Finns repulsed new attacks on the Karelian Isthmus. Russian bombers raided Hangoe. Fierce fighting along the line Kuolajärvi-Suomussalmi-Kuhmo, where Russians claimed an advance.

The British ship, Brandon was sunk off the west coast.

The British team Corea was sunk off the east coast.

The British tanker San Alberto was torpedoed and sunk.

The German steamer Henning Oldendorff was brought into court as a naval prize.

The league of Nations Council held private meetings to discuss Finland's appeal against Russian aggression.

Orion HSK 1 Auxiliary cruiser
Commissioned 9 December 1939

T2 Torpedo boat
Commissioned 9 December 1939

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British tanker San Alberto

Orion HSK 1 Auxiliary cruiser

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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