Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 196 March 14, 1940

The Finnish Parliament meets to debate ratification of Moscow Peace Treaty.

Over 450,000 Finnish civilians start leaving their homes in Karelia and the Salla region, after these territories are ceded to USSR in The Moscow Peace Treaty. They will all be gone within 12 days, leaving only burned villages for the Soviets.

In the aftermath of the Finnish surrender, British Foreign Minister Lord Halifax asks to get back the small amounts of war materiel sent to Finland. The Finnish ambassador to London, G.A. Gripenberg, reminds Halifax that Finland bought everything and intends to hang on to it. Halifax drops the matter.

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