7 Dec 1939
  • England and France pledged support to Finland, but an inability to follow through left the promises rather empty. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Soviet 9th Army attacked in central Karelia, Finland. ww2dbase [The Winter War | TH]
Atlantic Ocean
  • U-23 fired a torpedo at Danish ship Scotia, sailing in ballast, in the North Sea at 2326 hours. The submarine would continue to pursue into the next day. ww2dbase [U-23 | North Sea | CPC]
  • Italy publicly reaffirmed neutrality in the war. ww2dbase [TH]

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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