Monday, November 16, 2009

70 Years Ago Today 16/11/39

Romania: King Carol's offer of mediation between Germany and the western powers is rejected.

Helsinki: War between Finland and the Soviet Union is inevitable after the breakdown of negotiations between the two. The Finns have rejected Soviet demands for an exchange of territory that will ultimately place the Scandinavian country at the mercy of Joseph Stalin.

London: Spy fever has gripped Britain. More than 6000 people have been arrested since the outbreak of the war on suspicion of being Nazi sympathisers or possibly spies. Huge amounts of mail that leaves Britain, even for neutral countries is being examined and censored.

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