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6th February 1940

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Finnish army command stated that new attacks by large Russian forces and tanks in Summa sector of the Mannheim line were repulsed after 16 hours of fighting.

It was reported that Russian parachute troops had been dropped behind Finnish lines, both on Karelian Isthmus and at Rovaniemi, Lapand, but were either killed or taken prisoner.

The Swedish steamer Wirgo was sunk by Russian bombers.

The Estonian cargo ship Anu was mined in the North sea.

The Norwegian motor ship Segovia was reported overdue and feared lost.

Notes exchanged between Britain and Japan over removal on 21 January 1940 of 21 Germans passengers from the Asama Maru were published as a white paper.

Pinguin HSK 5 Auxiliary cruiser
Commissioned 6 February 1940

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Pinguin HSK 5 Auxiliary cruiser

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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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