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1st March 1940

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Events On This Day

Russians continued to press on Viipuri. There were violent air battles over the Karelain Isthmus.
Finns bombed Russian communications, including a railway junction and troop trains.

The British air ministry announced that the British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft made deep reconnaissance flights into Germany one penetrated to Berlin. Baltic ports of Kiel and Lubeck and ports in Heligoland Bight were also reconnoitred.

British steamer Pyrrhus sunk by enemy action off West coast of England.

Norwegian steamer Brott and British fishing trawler Courage bombed and machine-gunned off the Yorkshire coast, but managed to reach port.

Survivors of mined Italian steamer Mirella reached the Suffolk coast.

Latvian steamer Katvaldis reported bombed and machine-gunned off the Yorkshire coast.

Details of wartime rationing decrease in France were published. Mr Sumner Welles arrived in Berlin and had an interview with Joachim von Ribbentrop.

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