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Diary December 4, 1939

HMS Nelson
HMS Nelson leads other battleships of the Royal Sovereign and Queen Elizabeth classes.
War Diary WW2 for Monday, December 4, 1939:

Sea War

Battleship HMS Nelson, flagship of British Home Fleet, damaged by magnetic mine near Loch Ewe.
Royal Navy S class sub Salmon sinks U-boat U-36 off Norway.

Western Front

King George arrives to inspect BEF and RAF units. He later meets President Lebrun, Premier Daladier and General Gamelin and sees Maginot Line (visit ends, December 10).

Winter War

Finland: Finns fortify Aaland Islands in Gulf of Bothnia.

Politics

USSR rejects Swedish offer of mediation in Russo-Finnish conflict.

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