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World War II Today: December 27

1939 The Finnish 9th Division attacks towards Suomussalmi, recapturing the village and forcing the Russian 163rd Division to retreat in panic. US State Department protests British removal and censorship of US mail from neutral ships. 1941 Japanese bomb Manila despite “open city” declaration. Australian Prime Minister John Curtin proclaims, “Australia looks to America.” Japanese sub I-25 shells …

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