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4th March 1940

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Events On This Day

The British air ministry announced that the British Royal Air Force (RAF) plane bombed a U-boat, and probably destroyed it in Schillig Roads, Cuxhaven.

Viipuri still in Finnish hands. Defenders repulsed attacks, both across ice on Viipuri Bight and to East of town.

Russians suffered severe losses in fighting northeast of Lake Ladoga, and also withdrew their forces in Petsamo sector.

The league of Nations mission stated to have arrived in Helsinki to enquire into Russian methods of warfare.

Paris reported increased activity on the Western front, and much aerial fighting during which at least one, and probably three Luftwaffe aircraft were brought down.

British liner Pacific Reliance was sunk by enemy action off the west coast.

British trawler Ben Attow was sunk off the east coast of Scotland.

It was reported that two more Dutch trawlers Sint Annaland and Rijnstroom were attacked during the weekend by German bombers. Last named boat feared lost.

Three survivors of the Dutch coastal vessel Elziena, was sunk by a enemy playing arrived at Port on Northeast coast.

The Swedish vessel Lagaholm was sunk.

The Italian government protested strongly against British order that further imports of coal from Germany by sea to be seized.

It was announced that in 100 days, ending 1 March 1940, £ 1,000,000 was raised in saving certificates and defence Bonds.

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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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