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25th January 1940

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Russian offensive north east of Lake Ladoga still held by the Finns after five days and nights of fighting. Enemy also attacked in North at Maerkaejaervi and in Petsamo district, but were beaten back. Russian planes sank Finnish steamer Notung by bombing and machine-gunning the crew when they took to the lifeboats. Latter reached port safely.

The British air ministry announced that the British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft had failed to return from a reconnaissance flight over north-west Germany.

Paris announced that a U-boat had been sunk by French patrol ships or so that the German freighter Albert Janus was scuttled to avoid capture.

French vessel sunk by U-boats of coast of Portugal.

Two Norwegian steamers sunk, Biarritz, by a mine off Ymuiden harbour and Gudveig by U-boat without warning.

The crew of mined Swedish vessel Gothia were rescued from an uninhabited island of the West coast of Scotland.

Lord Tweedsmuir announced that Canadian parliament would be dissolved and a general election held.

The British delegation, headed by Sir Walter Citrine, and sent to Finland by the National Council of Labour arrived at Helsinki.

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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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