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10 Dec 1939
  • Chinese troops launched an attack on Henglingguan Pass south of Jiangxian in northern China; the Japanese troops at the strong point would be driven off by the month's end. ww2dbase [Winter Offensive | CPC]
  • Soviet 7th Army, while attacking Finnish defense fortifications, received flanking fire from coastal batteries on the island of Saarenpää; in response, Soviet battleship Oktjabrskaja Revolutsija bombarded the island, but failed to hit the batteries due to heavy fog. In the Gulf of Finland and the Gulf of Bothnia, Soviet submarines sank three ships going in and out of Finnish ports; two of them actually flew German flags. ww2dbase [The Winter War | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Dec 1939
Bismarck fitting out at Hamburg, Germany, 10-15 Dec 1939, photo 1 of 4Bismarck fitting out at Hamburg, Germany, 10-15 Dec 1939, photo 2 of 4Installing 15-inch gun turrets onto the Bismarck, Hamburg, Germany, 10-15 Dec 1939Installing 5.9-inch guns onto the Bismarck, Hamburg, Germany, 10-15 Dec 1939
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"Since peace is now beyond hope, we can but fight to the end."

Chiang Kaishek, 31 Jul 1937