World War 2 History and events that happened in December

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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World War II Today: December 23

1939 British form military intelligence section MI9 to aid resistance fighters, downed airmen, and POWs in Nazi-occupied countries. First Canadian troops arrive in Britain. 1940 Anthony Eden becomes Foreign Secretary. Churchill broadcasts to Italy: ‘All because of one man’. Lord Halifax appointed British ambassador to Washington. Italian torpedo boat Fratelli Cairoli sinks after hitting a

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