Diary March 9, 1940

T-100 Sotka

The prototype of the new Russian heavy tank T-100 Sotka at combat trials in Finland with the 20th Heavy Tank Brigade.

Diary for Saturday, March 9, 1940:

Finland

Winter War: Finnish communique admits that Russians have established bridgehead on northwest shore of Viipuri Bay, but claims all other sectors of Karelian Isthmus front remain intact.

Politics

Anglo-Italian compromise solution to ‘Coal Ships Affair’ of March 7. Colliers to be released and Italy to find alternative (overland) supply route from German coalfields.

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