Merchant shipping losses in December 1939: 72 Allied ships with 190,768 tons in the Atlantic.
1 U-boat sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic.
Shipping Losses 1939:
Allied and Neutral: 225 ships totaling 767,358 t.
German: 9 U-boats.
Britain and France inform League of Nations that they will give all possible assistance to Finland.
Britain: Road accident deaths (September-December 1939) total 4,130 (only 2,511 killed in military operations over same period).
15,626 people registered as conscientious objectors.
Germany: Hitler‘s New Year Proclamation to Nazi Party: Germany’s war aim is the final defeat of the British ‘warmongers and war-declarers’.