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5th March 1940

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The Russians continued their assault on Viipuri, which was still in Finnish hands. They succeeded in crossing ice of Viipuri Bay, Finns contesting their landing on its western shore. Enemy also attacked. Further west along the coast. Helsinki and other towns in South and Central Finland suffered from enemy air raids.

The German raid, made on the British outpost in the Maginot line, during which the enemy captured 16 prisoners. Casualties on both sides. The post was later recaptured.

The British warships detained five Italian steamers for examination in Downs contraband control base.

It was reported that two more neutral vessels, Italian Maria Rosa, and Norwegian Vestfoss had been sunk.

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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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