War Diary January 1, 1940

German infantry gun at the Siegfried Line.

German infantry gun at the Siegfried Line.

War Diary WW2 for Monday, January 1, 1940:


Winter War: Finns repulse Russian probing attack in Taipale sector of Mannerheim Line.

Home Fronts

Britain: Royal Proclamation: 2 Million men aged 20-27 made liable for military service.
France: Rail links with Spain reopened, after 3 1/2-year break due to Spanish Civil War.


Denmark: In New Year addresses to the nation, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister express grave doubts about the prospects for continuance of Danish independence in 1940.
Turkey: 32,741 people die in severe floods after earthquake

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