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Diary February 8, 1940


German soldiers in the snow of a forest
German soldiers in the snow of a forest. This photograph was taken by the grandfather of the author at the Western Front.
Diary for Thursday, February 8, 1940:

Western Front

Two French soldiers capture German patrol in Forbach Woods.

Secret War

USA: ‘Harry Sawyer’ (Sebold) arrives in New York to head German spy network in USA; his special equipment includes ‘microdots’. Sebold is a double agent, working for the FBI.

Home Fronts

France: Paris police raid Soviet Press Agency and discover that it is being used as cover for pro-German propaganda agency.
New Zealand: Centenary celebrations on anniversary of Anglo-Maori Treaty of Waitangi (foundation of New Zealand).

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