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Words That History Will Remember Tuesday November 13th, 1939 M. Paul Reynauld, French Minister of Finance, in a broadcast: Returning two years ago from a visit to Germany. I said to my fellow countrymen: “Hurry up and arm. You have … Continue reading
Thursday, November 9th, 1939 Mr Chamberlain in a speech read at the Mansion House luncheon: “I should like to make a few observations upon this strangest of wars which, in the form in which it has hitherto been waged, must … Continue reading
Thursday, 4th January Russian air force active in region bordering railway line to Swedish frontier. Finns isolated a Soviet battalion, part of a force sent to make contact with Russian troops at Soujaervi, north of Lake Ladoga. Finnish war planes … Continue reading
On December 7th 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. It was designed to completely neutralise the American fleet, instead it brought the United States of America from being a neutral country into the war. Today on the 70th Anniversary we remember all those who … Continue reading
Monday 1st January 1940 Royal proclamation issued extending liability of men for military service up to age 27. Violent attack by Soviet forces in Taipale sector of Karelian Isthmus repulsed. North Suomusaalmi Finnish troops were in pursuit of defeated Russians. Bombing … Continue reading
Thursday 28th December 1939 Censorship of Press messages from Moscow reimposed. Fierce hand to hand fighting on frozen Suvanto river near Mannerheim Line. Finns claimed to have wiped out two Russian companies. Reported that Russians have brought troops into Karelian … Continue reading