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In the Irish Sea, the Irish passenger-mail ship Munster is sunk by a mine.
"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).
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.
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.
Intense fighting on the Karelian front begins as the Red Army launches what is to become the decisive assault on the Mannerheim Line.
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.
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.
A Hudson of Coastal Command locates the German supply ship Altmark in Norwegian waters.
The Soviets capture Summa. Finnish forces are ordered to retire from the Mannerheim Line to their intermediate positions.
If anyone wants to follow the rest of this series you can find it at.
The View From The Turret
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