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1st January 1940

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Events On This Day

Royal proclamation issued extending liability of men for military service up to the age of 27.

Violent attack by Russian forces in Taipale sector of Karelian Isthmus repulsed.

North of Suomussalmi Finnish troops were in pursuit of defeated Russians.

Bombing raid made on Turku (Aabo), with the result that the historic castle was burned down.

The Luftwaffe raided the Shetlands one bomber shot down. Heinkel seaplane brought down in the North Sea by machines of coastal command.

The British steamer Box Hill was sunk.

The Norwegian steamer Luna was torpedoed without warning.

Reply to League of Nations stated that the British government would give all possible help to Finland and was already taking steps to do so.

The German steamer Tacoma returned to Montevideo and was interned.

Italy recalled her ambassador in Moscow in reply to the Russian action in recalling its new ambassador in Rome, following anti-Russian demonstrations in that city.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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