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16th February 1940

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The British Admiralty announced that the destroyer which sank two U-boats on the 9 February 1940 was HMS Antelope

U-boat bombed and possibly destroyed by aircraft from the British Royal Air Force (RAF) coastal command.

Finns admitted that Russians had penetrated their forward positions at three points one east of Summa sector, and two between Muola Lake and Vuoksi River. But elsewhere, all attacks had been repulsed. Eight more Russian planes shot down. Finnish aeroplanes bombed Russian railways and stations behind the lines.

The Swedish government refused the Finnish appeal for direct military assistance and also for passage of foreign troops through their territory.

It was reported that the Danish steamers Rhone and Sleipner were torpedoed off the north east coast of Scotland on Thursday night.

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