Artillery action and air activity reported from the Western front.
British Royal Air Force (RAF) made a bombing raid on German seaplane base of Sylt.
It was reported that Hindenburg dam connecting Island with mainland, was damaged.
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft had a running fight with Messerschmitts
over the North sea. One Luftwaffe fighter was destroyed and that
these one other disabled. One British machine lost.
battle in progress, northeast of Lake Ladoga. In Suomussalmi region Finns drove
Russians back over frontier. Russians attacking in Salla sector with fresh troops
Finns reported that 700 out of 1000 Russian bombers ranged on eastern frontier
were snowbound and frozen up.
The Norwegian steamer Manx was mined in
the North sea.
Sweden, passed emergency laws giving the government wide
powers in case of war. Adolf
Informs their commanders of the three armed forces, Hermann
(Kriegsmarine), and Walter
(heer), that he intends to attack on the Western front on
the 17th of January.
Mechelen Incident a Luftwaffe plane carrying Helmuth
Reinberger and Erich Hoenmanns who was the pilot crash landed in Belgium, due
to bad weather, carrying secret papers for the operation Fall Gelb, The authorities
in Brussels fully understand. Adolf
intention to attack their country as well as the Netherlands.
Go To: 11th January
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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