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22nd January 1940

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In Salla sector common Russian army still fighting a stubborn rearguard action. New Russian offensive was started round Lake Ladoga. Russian attacks in Karelian Isthmus were repulsed. Russian aircraft made bombing raids over northern Finland, and were met by Swedish volunteers in new fighter aeroplanes.

The British Admiralty announced that the trawler HMS Valdora was overdue and must be considered lost.

The Greek steamer Ekatontarchos Dracoulis was reported sunk itself of the Portuguese coast. U-44 was responsible whilst under the command of Ludwig Mathes.

The British Admiralty stated that two officers and 25 ratings from HMS Rawalpindi prisoners of war in Germany.

Helsinki announced that the new foreign Legion, including Estonian Lithuanian, British, French, German and Italian volunteers had been formed and would shortly go to the front.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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