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21st January 1940

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The British Admiralty announced that the destroyer HMS Grenville had been sunk in the North sea. And that eight men were killed and 73 were missing and presumed dead.

Finnish aircraft, piloted by foreign volunteers bombed fortifications of Kronstadt, island base of the Russian fleet near Leningrad. They also raided Russian bases in Estonia, including airbase south of Tallinn.

The British steamer Fairyhill was mined of the Northeast coast

The British steamer Protesilaus struck a mine of the West coast.

Two neutral vessels, the Danish Tekla and the Norwegian Miranda, were sunk by enemy action.

It was announced that since the beginning of the war, Norway had lost 28 ships through German mines and warships.

Official Dutch communiqué stated that, owing to the improved situation, army leave would soon be restored.

Eight French war correspondents attached to the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) arrived in England as guests of ministry of information, for a tour arranged by the War office, Admiralty and air ministry.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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