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11 Dec 1939
  • Soviet 163rd Division was held by Finnish defenses north of Lake Piispajarvi in Finland, while Soviet 81st and 759th Regiments were likewise bogged down by Finnish border police forces to the south at Suomussalmi, a road junction village. Lightly-armed troops of the Finnish 27th Regiment, on skis, launched an attack on the Soviet supply line along the Raate Road in an attempt to isolate Soviet troops at Suomussalmi. ww2dbase [The Winter War | CPC]
  • German submarine U-38 sank Greek freighter Garoufalia off Norway; 4 were killed, 25 survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Vidkun Quisling met with Erich Raeder in Germany. ww2dbase [Vidkun Quisling | CPC]
  • Kong Xiangxi stepped down as the Premier of China, and was made the Vice Premier of China as the deputy head of the Executive Yuan. ww2dbase [Kong Xiangxi | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Dec 1939
Finnish Foreign Minister Rudolf Holsti speaking at the League of Nations General Assembly, protesting the Soviet invasion, Geneva, Switzerland, 11 Dec 1939King George VI of the United Kingdom aboard HMS Codrington at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France while visiting the British Expeditionary Force, 11 Dec 1939

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