Diary March 7, 1940

Finnish troops with captured Russian BT-5 tank

Finnish troops with captured Russian BT tank. They have painted a bold swastika emblem on the tank’s turret, which was a Finnish identifiying symbol, not a mark of allegiance to the German Nazi Party.

Diary for Thursday, March 7, 1940:

Finland

Winter War: Fierce fighting continues in Viipuri Bay sector.

Air War

RAF aircraft, flying from bases in France, drop Polish language leaflets over West Poland and return via Leipzig and the Ruhr (where leaflets in German are released) .

Sea War

British warships detain 13 Italian colliers with cargoes of German coal.

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