Diary November 23, 1939

Scharnhorst in heavy seas
Battlecruiser ‘Scharnhorst’ in heavy seas in the Atlantic.
War Diary for Thursday, November 23, 1939:

Sea War

Atlantic: British armed merchant-cruiser Rawalpindi overwhelmed by German battlecruiser Scharnhorst southeast of Iceland (265 dead).
Scharnhorst and Gneisenau avoid pursuit and reach a German port on November 27.

Home Fronts

Britain: Bacon and butter rationed.

Occupied countries

Poland: Polish Government-in-Exile established at Angers (West France).

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