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13 Dec 1939
  • At the Battle of the River Plate, three British cruisers damaged German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee, forcing her enter the neutral port of Montevideo for repairs. ww2dbase [Battle of the River Plate | CPC]
  • In China, troops of the Chinese 47th Corps captured the Taihang Mountain and cut the Taosin Railway by taking the stations at Poshan and Changkou. Chinese troops launched an offensive in eastern Shanxi Province in China, nearly encircling the Japanese 36th Division. ww2dbase [Winter Offensive | CPC]
  • Cruiser Köln returned from screening mission for minelayers. ww2dbase [Köln | CPC]
  • HMS Cumberland was ordered to join Exeter, Ajax and Achilles off the Plate estuary off Uruguay after Admiral Graf Spee had sought refuge in Montevideo following her defeat in Battle of the River Plate. ww2dbase [Battle of the River Plate | Admiral Graf Spee | Cumberland | Exeter | DS]
Photo(s) dated 13 Dec 1939
Admiral Graf SpeeAdmiral Graf SpeeAdmiral Graf SpeeClose-up view of the starboard side of Admiral Graf Spee
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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