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Diary February 22, 1940


Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama in 1959 after his escape from the Chinese.
Diary for Thursday, February 22, 1940:

Neutrals

Tibet: six-year-old Dalai Lama, Jampel Ngawang Lobsang Yishey Tenzing Gyatso (‘Tender Glory, Mighty in Speech, Excellent Intellect, Absolute Wisdom, Holding to the Doctrine, and Ocean­ Wide’) enthroned at Lhasa.

Finland

Winter War: 34th Moscow Tank Brigade, encircled near Kitelae, Ladoga Front, eats last of its pack horses (for next few days Russians survive on starvation rations plus biscuits and rusks dropped from aircraft).

Sea War

North Sea: He 111s bomb two German destroyers by mistake off Frisian Islands; they blunder into British minefield and sink.

Home Fronts

Britain: IRA bomb explodes in Oxford Street, London (seven people seriously injured) – the last major incident in an IRA bombing campaign against mainland Britain, begun on January 16, 1939.

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