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12th March 1940

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Fighting was still raging in the outer suburbs of Viipuri.

Peace Treaty concluded at midnight in Moscow between Russia and Finnish representatives by which Finland ceded whole Karelian Isthmus, town and Bay of Viipuri, Fishermans Peninsula, and other areas.

She must also give a 30 year lease of the Hango Peninsula.

The protocol to the peace treaty required its ratification in three days.

Officially stated at Helsinki that Armistice began at 11 a.m.

M Daladier told chamber of deputies Batt and Allied expeditionary force of 50,000 men was ready to embark to help Finland. As soon as a formal appeal, to conform with international law was received from the Finnish government.

The British air ministry announced that during reconnaissance flights over Heligoland Bight an 11 March 1940, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bomber attacked a U-boat which was believed to have been sunk.

British steamer Gardenia and steam trawler, the Halifax were reported to have been mined.

Two more Dutch ships steamer Amor and the tanker Eulota were sunk by mines.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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