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Diary January 15, 1940

203-mm Howitzer Model 1931
The heaviest Russian artillery gun, the 203-mm Howitzer Model 1931 ploughs its ponderous way through the snow to its firing position.
War Diary WW2 for Monday, January 15, 1940:

Finland

Winter War: Russian heavy artillery commences 17-day preparatory bombardment of Summa sector of Mannerheim Line.

Home Fronts

France: Meat rationing introduced (three ‘meatless’ days per week).

Neutrals

Japan: Government of General Abe resigns, following severe parliamentary criticism of its China policy. New government formed by Admiral Yonai.

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