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29 Mar 1940
  • To prepare for the planned mining of Norwegian waters, the British General Staff prepared Plan R4 to react against a possible German intervention by invading Norway. It called for the 1st Cruiser Squadron to deliver an infantry brigade to Narvik and a battalion to Trondheim and for transports to deliver a battalion to each of Stavanger and Bergen. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British armed merchant cruiser HMS Transylvania intercepted German freighter Mimi Horn between Iceland and Greenland. Mimi Horn's crew of 41 scuttled the ship to prevent enemy capture. The crew were rescued by Transylvania. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov declared the Soviet Union neutral in the on-going European War. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Mar 1940
Prime Minister Mitsumasa Yonai speaking to children of his home town who had recently lost their fathers in service during the war, 29 Mar 1940

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