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26th January 1940

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Russian attacks northeast of Lake Ladoga died down after lasting six days. One estimate gave Russian casualties during this period as between 13,000 and 15,000. No change was reported from the Salla front.

It was reported that Marshal Voroshilov, war minister and Commander-In-Chief of the Russian forces, was on his way to the Finnish front.

The Latvian steamer Everine was sunk without warning by U-boat off the Northumbrian coast.

It was reported that the Swedish steamer Sonja had been sunk in the Atlantic, probably by a U-boat on 22 January 1940

Four survivors of the mined Norwegian steamer Manx were landed at Bergen.

The German ambassador in Rome protested against recent Vatican broadcasts on German persecution in Poland.

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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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