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5th February 1940

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Events On This Day

The Russians stated to have got nearer to the Mannerheim defences and to be now 19 miles from Viipuri.

Finns reported to have gained another big victory in course of which the Russian 18th division operating north east of Lake Ladoga was almost annihilated. Russian air raids continued objectives included churches and ambulances. Island, monastery of Valamo on Lake Ladoga, bombed and set on fire.

The British Admiralty announced that the minesweeper HMS Sphinx foundered after being damaged by Luftwaffe air attacks on 3 February 1940.

Reported that the Canadian Pacific liner Beaverburn had been sunk by a U-boat in the Atlantic.

The British steamer Portelet was reported mined in the North sea.

Stockholm announced that the Swedish steamer Andalusia was overdue and feared lost.

Fifth and largest meeting of supreme War Council took place in Paris.

M. Pampinchi, French Minister of Marine, stated that 40 of Germany's 55 submarines that were at sea in September had been sunk.

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