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20th January 1940

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Events On This Day

Heavy air raids over towns in South Finland, especially Turku, where 75 incendiary and 150 explosive bombs were dropped There were also machine gun attacks from the air. Much material damage was done. Continued fierce fighting in Salla sector. Russians attempting to make a stand at Maekaejaervi. One Russian division reported to have been cut off.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft dropped bombs. When attacked by anti-aircraft guns from four German patrol vessels in the North sea. No damage or casualties suffered by British aircraft.

The British tanker Caroni River was at mind off the west coast.

The Estonian steamer Nautic was sunk off Shetlands.

The British air ministry released a number of photographs taken by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during flights over Germany.

Foreign ministers of Yugoslavia and Romania made at Versecz, on mutual frontier, to confirm.

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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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