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2nd February 1940

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The Russians continued their violent attacks on Karelian Isthmus, using armoured sledges, pushed forward by tanks. Their advance was repulsed after heavy fighting.

Helsinki announced that at least five enemy aeroplanes were shot down in the Karelian Isthmus area Twenty places were bombed in southern Finland, including Helsinki, and Sortavala.

The British tanker British Councillor was sunk by enemy action in the North sea.

It was reported that on 31 January 1940 that the Danish steamer Vidar had been sunk by bombing and the Swedish steamer Fram by mine or torpedo.

It was announced by the British Admiralty that the whole of the crews of the submarines HMS Starfish and HMS Undine, sunk in January in Heligoland Bight were prisoners of war in Germany. No survivors of HMS Seahorse. So far reported.

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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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