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16th January 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that three British submarines, HMS Seahorse, HMS Undine and HMS Starfish had failed to return or report, and must therefore be considered last.

The German high command, stated that the two latter submarines had been destroyed in Heligoland Bight, but part of their crews had been rescued.

On Salla front the Finns dispersed to companies. Further Russian air raids over southern Finland. It was reported that since 12 January 1940. Russian aeroplanes had dropped nearly 3000 bombs on 50 centres.

Intense cold, prevailing over the whole of Europe.

Adolf Hitler
Postpones his offensive in the West until the spring.

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