Wednesday, December 9, 2009

70 Years Ago Today 9/12/39

France: On this day 70 Years ago the British Army suffered its first fatal casualty on the western front. Corporal Thomas Priday of the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, was killed in a skirmish with German soldiers.

Also on the Western front King George V1 completes a five day inspection of British and French troops.

Moscow: The Soviet government accuses Italy of sending weapons to Finland via Germany.

Poland: 1,400 out of 1,800 Jews are murdered by the Nazis during a forced march across the country.

Helsinki: Bad weather has brought a temporary cessation to Soviet air raids on the Finnish capital which caused such devastation in the first few days of the war between Finland and the Soviet Union.

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