4 Jan 1940
  • British Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax sent a diplomatic note to Norway, with a copy sent to Sweden, asking for permission to send British Royal Navy ships into Norwegian waters, citing German sinking of British merchant ships. ww2dbase [Halifax | CPC]
  • The first Norwegian volunteers departed Oslo, Norway for Finland. ww2dbase [CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS Mauritius was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Mauritius | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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