Widespread German air raids on Britain were attempted, extending from the Shetlands
to the coast of Kent At least 13 ships were attacked, two being lightships. Fighters
engaged, the raiders at many points.
New outburst of fierce fighting
were reported Northeast of Lake Ladoga, where fins captured several enemy positions
and repulsed all attacks. Russian air raids renewed over Finland, localities being
attacked, including coastal towns on the Gulf of Bothnia. At Hangoe about 50 people
killed and 200 injured, at Turku 28 killed and 46 injured. Russian airmen dropped
bombs on Red Cross hospital in Karelian Isthums, killing 23 people.
It was reported that four neutral vessels had been sunk without warning by U-boats.
The Danish ships England, and Fredensborg and the Norwegian steamers Faro and
Official report of Polish government estimated that about 18,000
Polish leaders drawn from all classes had been put to death in German occupied
Rome stated that Germany had released Italian aeroplanes ordered
by Finland before outbreak of hostilities and detained in the Reich during transit.
M. Daladier broadcast to the French nation. Erich
proclaimed the Friesian Islands, as military security districts for
the duration of the war. All inhabitants were evacuated. Go To:
30th January Articles:
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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