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15th March 1940

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Events On This Day

Finnish Diet ratified treaty with Russia.

M Ryti said that Allied help had not been sought, because that would have involved Finland in a major European war.

Russian troops began moving into ceded areas of Finland.

It was announced that Romania's Iron Guard, fascist terrorist organisation, had been revived, the prescribed leaders having declared allegiance to King Carol and the government.

Mass arrests were reported from Prague, where the first anniversary of Adolf Hitler's seizure of the Czech state was being celebrated.

The trawler HMS Peridot was sunk by striking an enemy mine. No casualties.

British vessel, Melrose, was sunk off the Belgian coast.

British trawler Leukos was reported overdue and presumed lost.

The German merchant ship La Coruna was scuttled after being intercepted by a British cruiser

Mr Sumner Welles arrived in Rome.

Thor HSK 4 Auxiliary cruiser
Commissioned 15 March 1940

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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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