Aki Solomos

Traveler, writer, reviewer, all-round observer. I like anything cool & fast, but occasionally sit at a cafe watching the world go by.

NEWS FLASH – Feb. 24, 1940 – The Roving Reporter, Aki Solomos, Covering The News 75 Years Ago Today

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In honor of WWII and the courageous vets of the time, this is my reporting and take of the news, 75 years ago today

February 24, 1940
As Russia and Germany fan the flames of war in the Atlantic and Europe, your Roving Reporter brings you the news as it happens to give you folks at home the stories of the day…

‘Scandinavia Turns Their Back On Finland!’

British Envoy to Finland Sir George Gordon Vereker leaving Helsinki. -www.militaryimages.net

British Envoy to Finland Sir George Gordon Vereker leaving Helsinki.
-www.militaryimages.net

In an unprecedented move today, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark jointly declared that they will not help Finland in the war against Russia, nor allow any foreign troops to pass through their territories. Despite this, British Envoy to Finland Sir George Gordon Vereker offered over 20,000 Allied troops if Finland made the request by March 5.

‘Hitler Boasts While Chamberlain Condemns’

Swedish merchant ship Santos. -image from www.wrecksite.eu

Swedish merchant ship Santos.
-image from http://www.wrecksite.eu

As German U-boats continue their terror at sea with another merchant ship sinking, the Swedish vessel MV Santos, killing 31 out of 43 sailors, on its 20th anniversary of founding the Nazi Party, Adolf Hitler boasted in his speech in Munich, “Germany would not have lost the last war if I had been the Reichs Chancellor in 1918!” Meanwhile in Birmingham, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain condemned Hitler’s aim for “destruction of this nation (England) and domination of the world.” He also added that he was willing to negotiate with an alternative German government.

Adolf Hitler in Munich during the 20th anniversary of the Nazi Party.

Adolf Hitler speaking in Munich

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.

That’s it for now. Your Roving Reporter, Aki Solomos, signing off.

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