World War 2 History and events that happened in December

World War II Today: December 20

1939 The Russians cease their attacks at Summa, leaving Finnish forces in control of the whole Mannerheim defensive line, except the Oinala Bulge. Captain Langsdorff of Admiral Graf Spee commits suicide. “Let’s Help Finland” event held at Madison Square Garden, New York City. 1940 The Luftwaffe continues its attacks against British cities, this time hitting Liverpool. …

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World War II Today: December 19

1939 The Russians lose 20 tanks out of 100 as they continue to attack at Summa. Inside US territorial waters off Florida, British light cruiser Orion fires at German freighter Arauca, violating Pan-American Neutrality Zone; Arauca puts in to port at Port Everglades, FL. 1940 Mussolini requests German assistance for his hard-pressed troops in Cyrenaica, asking for a Panzer Division, …

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