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12th February 1940

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Russian attacks on Finnish defences on Karelian Isthmus increased in violence. In Summa sector, several infantry divisions were flung into the line, supported by a large tank force. It was stated that everywhere, the Finns stood firm.

The Russians launched simultaneous attacks further northeast on the Karelian Isthmus, between Lake Muola and the Vuoksi River, and also near Taipale.

Two Luftwaffe aircraft sighted over Orkney islands. No bombs were dropped.

The Dutch steamer Burgerdijk was reported sunk by U-boat on 10 February 1940

The Estonian steamer Linda was reported sunk by enemy action.

The first contingent of second Australian Imperial Force and the New Zealand expeditionary Force arrived at Suez.

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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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