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WW2 Day by Day

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by Shane Greer, Dec 9, 2018.

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  1. Shane Greer

    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    In the Irish Sea, the Irish passenger-mail ship Munster is sunk by a mine.

     
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    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    "Harry Sawyer" (Sebold) arrives in New York to lead a German spy network in the USA. His special equipment includes "microdots". (Sebold is a double agent, working for the FBI).

     
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    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    General Manstein is appointed to command the German 33rd Corps. Although this promotion is well deserved it seems that the German Army High Command hopes to shift Manstein to a less influential post than his present appointment as Chief of Staff to Rundstedt at Army Group A.

     
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    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    Nazi authorities order the closing of all Jewish-owned textile, clothing and leather goods stores and warn the Baron von Neurath, the German Reich Protector of Bohemia-Moravia, may order all other Jewish business to shut.

     
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    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    Intense fighting on the Karelian front begins as the Red Army launches what is to become the decisive assault on the Mannerheim Line.

     
  6. Shane Greer

    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    A counterattack late in the day by the Finnish 5th Division fails to expel the Soviet forces from their hold on the Summa position. It becomes apparent the Karelian defense line will not hold.

     
  7. Shane Greer

    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    The British cruiser HMS Dorsetshire intercepts the German blockade runner Wakama which is scuttled near Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian government formally protests the British action.

     
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    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    A Hudson of Coastal Command locates the German supply ship Altmark in Norwegian waters.

     
  9. Shane Greer

    Shane Greer We're Doomed

    The Soviets capture Summa. Finnish forces are ordered to retire from the Mannerheim Line to their intermediate positions.

     
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    Shane Greer We're Doomed

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