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4 Dec 1939
  • En route to Basis Nord in northern Russia, U-36 was sunk by British submarine HMS Salmon with the loss of all hands. ww2dbase [U-36 | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Eight survivors of neutral ship Rudolf, sunk by U-56 in the North Sea on the previous day, were rescued by Swedish merchant ship Gunlög; they were landed at Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [North Sea | CPC]
France
  • King George VI arrived in France to inspect British Army and RAF units and to view the French Maginot Line. ww2dbase [Maginot Line | George VI | AC]
French Morocco

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