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15 Dec 1939
  • Red Army assaulted Taipale, Finland. Meanwhile, the Finnish government decided to bring fallen Finnish soldiers of the Winter War to their home towns for burial. ww2dbase [The Winter War | TH]
  • 5,000 Japanese troops launched a counter-attack against recent Chinese offensives in northern China. ww2dbase [Winter Offensive | CPC]
  • Erich Raeder suggested that the pocket battleship L├╝tzow and the blueprints for the Bismarck-class battleships could be made available for sale to the Soviet Union if the Soviet Union was willing to pay a good price. ww2dbase [Erich Raeder | CPC]
  • U-23 completed her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [U-23 | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Seeadler completd her patrol of the Skagerrak strait between Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. ww2dbase [Seeadler | Skagerrak | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939

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