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24th January 1940

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Fighting continued, northeast of Lake Ladoga, where the Russian onslaught was very strong, and in the Karelian Isthmus. Fins withstood all attacks. Fierce encounters on Salla front round Maerkaejaervi, where Russians are entrenched. Russian aircraft bombed for Finnish hospitals 19 persons were killed.

To Luftwaffe aircraft flew over the Shetlands and dropped four bombs, but did no damage.

Two British vessels, Newhaven and Parkhill, were reported lost with all hands.

It was announced by Finnish authorities in London that two aeroplanes laden with medical supplies, left London for Helsinki.

Unconfirmed reports that 30 British aircraft had arrived in Helsinki.

The King reviewed Canadian troops training at Aldershot.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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