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15th January 1940

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Severe infantry struggle reported to be in progress north of Lake Ladoga. Russian aeroplanes again bombed to Finnish towns, particularly Viipuri (Viborg).

Tension in Belgium and Holland, somewhat relaxed, although increased German activity across Dutch frontier still gives rise to anxiety.

The British trawler, William Ivey was bombed and machine-gunned in the North sea.

The Dutch steamer Arendskerk was sunk by U-boat in the Bay of Biscay.

Threatening protests by the Russian government against help being given to Finland rejected by Norway and Sweden.

At Germany's request, the Danish island of Roenoe near the German base of Sylt, is now blacked out.

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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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