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5 Dec 1939
  • U-56 ended her fourth patrol. ww2dbase [U-56 | CPC]
  • U-23 began her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [U-23 | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • HMS Cumberland in company with HMS Ajax intercepted German ship Ussukuma which scuttled 400 miles south of Buenos Aires, Argentina. ww2dbase [Cumberland | DS]
  • Heavy fighting took place between Soviet Army and Finnish Army in the Karelia region in southern Finland. ww2dbase [The Winter War | TH, CPC]
United States
  • Look Magazine published 26 of war time photographs of Warsaw, Poland taken by Julien Bryan. ww2dbase [Julien Bryan | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Dec 1939
Japanese battleship Hiei undergoing a full power trial off Tsukuge Bay, Japan, 5 Dec 1939

5 Dec 1939 Interactive Map

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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