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9th February 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that two U-boats had been sunk by one British destroyer, while they were attacking a convoy.

Luftwaffe bomber shot down near Firth of Forth. During raids on shipping in the North Sea. Two other bombers believed to have been damaged. Other raiders engaged at various points ranging as far north as Peterhead.

The Russian offensive on the Mannerheim line still held in check. Attacks made not only at Summa, but also between Punnusjoki and Paturi, southwest of Vuoksi River, and over ice of Taipale River.
Finns claimed to have improved their positions in Kuhmo sector. In the far north a Finnish patrol attacked Russian positions at Salmijaervi.

Paris reported artillery activity between the Moselle and the Saar also a severe encounter during reconnaissances, when losses were suffered on both sides.

The British steamer Chagres was sunk by enemy action off the north-west coast.

President Roosevelt announced that he was sending Mr Summer Welles, United States undersecretary of state, to collect information about conditions in Italy, France, Germany and Great Britain.

It was reported from Istanbul, but about 80 German specialists employed in a munitions factory, a naval dockyard and in coalfields had been dismissed.

Erich von Manstein
Is appointed commander in chief of the newlyformed XXXVIII army Corp's.

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