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2nd March 1940

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The British air ministry announced that aircraft of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bomber command flew over Berlin. During the night of 1 March 1940, 2 March 1940. Leaflets and parachute flares were dropped. Ground batteries came into action, but fire went wide of the mark.

Finns claimed that 34th Moscow tank brigade had been wiped out in a rear North of Lake Ladoga.

The Russians reported to have reached the suburbs of Viipuri, which was being set on fire by retreating defenders.

Finns admitted further short retreats in Karelian Isthmus to regions of Sainio, 5 miles south of Viipuri on coast, and of Heinjoki, 17 miles east of the town.

Russian attacks repulsed at Taipale.

Russian bombers over Helsinki chased away by Finnish fighters.

The British India passenger ship Domala was attacked by German bomber in the English channel 100 persons reported missing or dead.

British steamer Albano mined in the North sea.

Norwegian steamer Silja overdue and presumed lost.

German steamer Troja scuttled off Aruba Island, West Indies.

Mr Sumner Welles was received by Adolf Hitler

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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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