13th March 1940

Lovely warm spring day today. From the general news, it looks as if the Finn-Russian war is now about to end, so Thank God there’s one place in the world where killing is stopping instead of starting.

Russian troops had marched into Finland in November 1939 on the pretext that this would strengthen the Soviet Union's borders and act as protection against possible German aggression. After resisting the Russians for some months, the Finnish Government finally had to accept Russian terms in March 1940.

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