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5th January 1940

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Events On This Day

Russians reported to be digging themselves in opposite middle of Mannerheim line. Russian warship Kiroff, damaged by Finnish coastal batteries, and towed into port for repairs.

Mr Hore Belisha, Minister of War, resigned from the government, and Mr Oliver Stanley, was appointed in his place. Sir John Reith became minister of information in place of Lord Macmillan.

Paris reported intense artillery activity, along 125 miles of the Western front.

It was announced that part of the first Indian contingent to join the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) had reached the British forward zone.

The Swedish steamer Fenris was shelled and sunk by a Russian submarine in the Gulf of Bothnia.

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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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