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11th February 1940

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Wave of intense cold return to Europe. It was reported that 58° of frost, Fahrenheit were recorded at Stockholm, and that it was possible to walk across the frozen Kattegat from Jutland to Sweden.

Fierce fighting continued unabated on the Karelian Isthmus. North of Lake Ladoga Finns destroyed a column of 60 lorries.

The Finnish command issued a summary of Russian losses after 10 weeks of warfare. They included 327 aeroplanes, 594 tanks, and 206 guns captured. In addition to those destroyed. Russian casualties in personnel were not mentioned.

The Norwegian tanker Gallia was mined off the southeast coast.

Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor General of Canada, died at Montréal.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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