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7 Feb 1940
  • Information regarding Allied Supreme War Council's decision to send aid to Finland was leaked to British and French newspapers. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet troops attacked the Summa gap in Finland for the 7th consecutive day. ww2dbase [The Winter War | CPC]
  • Convicted IRA terrorists Peter Barnes and James Richards were executed at Wilson Green prison, Birmingham, England for their part in a street bombing in Coventry which killed five innocent passers-by. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Douglas Bader joined the British No. 19 Squadron RAF flying Spitfire fighters. ww2dbase [Douglas Bader | AC]
  • At a conference presided over by Hermann Göring the German General Staff recommended that no research or development should be pursued unless it promised military results within four months. ww2dbase [Hermann Göring | AC]
United Kingdom
  • The 4,305-ton Belfast-Liverpool ferry boat Munster, owned by Coast Lines Ltd Liverpool, with 45 crew and 190 passengers on board, as well as cargoes of food stuffs and textiles, triggered a magnetic mine (laid by German submarine U-30 (Kapitänleutnant Fritz-Julius Lemp) on 6 Jan 1940) in the Queen's Channel northwest of the Mersey Light at 0600 hours. The master, 44 crew members, and 190 passengers were picked up by the British coaster Ringwall and taken to Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Liverpool, England | CPC, HM]

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