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3rd February 1940

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Luftwaffe aircraft made further raids on unarmed vessels in the North sea. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aeroplanes made contact on several occasions, shot down three raiders and disabled a fourth. One crashed in Yorkshire another in the sea off the mouth of Tyne.

Fighting was intense at Summa in Karelian Isthmus, this being the third day of the new Russian offensive. For fierce attacks repulsed by the Finns.

An army communique stated that the Finns had brought down at least 13 planes over Karelian Isthmus. Mass Russian raids in Finland, the worst being at Kuopio. The attack went as far west as Pori, on Bothnian coast.

The Norwegian ship Tempo was sunk by bombing of the North East coast.

New Anglo Turkish trade agreement signed in London.

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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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