Diary for Wednesday, February 14, 1940:
Finnish Note (circularize to many foreign governments) accuses Russia of adopting ‘illegal’ methods of warfare, inc. indiscriminate bombing of unprotected towns, hospitals and railway trains and abuse of the white flag (some Russian soldiers having feigned surrender before attacking).
Britain: IRA plants five bombs in Birmingham. Two shops were damaged.
Government gives formal permission for British volunteers to serve in Finnish armed forces.
Harry Tate, music-hall comedian, dies (aged 67).