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21st February 1940

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Events On This Day

The British trawlers attacked in the North sea by Luftwaffe bombers, retaliated with fire from newly installed machine guns.

Blizzards, beginning of unusual February snowfall, checked Russian attacks in Isthmus. Russian airmen bombed Swedish town of Pajala near the Finnish frontier Finns claimed to have shot down 17 enemy aircraft.

The British air ministry announced that during the preceding night. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft had carried out reconnaissance over Heligoland Bight.

Three Dutch ships were reported lost cargo steamer Tara, motor tanker Den Haag, and the trawler Petten.

The survivors of the Norwegian steamer Steinstad torpedoed on 15 February 1940 were landed on island off the west coast of Eire.

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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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