Danish saboteurs attack the rail lines
A ferry boat, carrying
the remaining 'Heavy Water' production from Telemark in Norway,
back to Germany for safety is sabotaged and sunk on Lake Tinnsjo.
Finland rejects the heavy
Russian demands for the ending of the war.
The Russians say their talks with Finns
Secret negotiations between the Romanian
government of Marshal Antonescu and representatives of the Soviet
Union begin in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Russians launch a heavy assault
on the Finnish forces in the Karelian Isthmus to the North of
Leningrad, in an attempt to force them out of war.
The second Finnish defensive zone is
smashed by Russians.
The Red Army captures Viipuri on the
A further Russians assault against
the Finns opens in eastern Karelia. The Red Army begins an offensive
between lakes Ladoga and Onega on the northern front.
Generaloberst Dietl, C-in-C of 20th
Gebirgs Army on the Arctic front in northern Finland, is killed
in an air crash.
The communist organised sabotage group
BOPA, attacks the Danish arms factory "Riffelsyndikatet"
("the Rifle Syndicate") in Copenhagen.
In response to recent communist sabotage,
the Germans introduce a curfew in the Copenhagen area, making
it illegal to be out in the streets between 8pm in the evening
and 5am in the morning. As a result, the citizens of Copenhagen
begin a massive general strike. Hundreds of thousands of Danes
The general strike in Copenhagen
ends with the Germans withdrawing the curfew to avoid further
popular risings in Denmark.
The Finnish President Risto
Ryti resigns, with his place is taken by Marshal Karl Gustav
Finland enters secret
negotiations with the Russians to agree a cease-fire.
The Russian and Finnish governments
agree on and implement a cease-fire. The Germans have to leave
Finland by the 15th September.
Ministers urge the Germans to end the occupation of Norway.
The Finnish Army makes
an assault landing against German held Tornio, in Gulf of Bothnia.
The 20th Gebirgsjäger Army retreats
towards northern Norway in the face of strong Soviet attacks.
Russians secure Petsamo region of southern
Finland. Germans troops fall back towards northern Norway in
the face of strong Russian attacks.
Russian troops cross the Norwegian
Russians troops take the German base
of Kirkenes in Norway.
Orders are given by the Germans and
Quisling regime to evacuate the entire population of Finnmark
east of Lyngen, and all houses and installations are to be destroyed.
More than 10,000 houses are burnt, and 40-45,000 people are
forced southwards. About 25,000 manage to hide, or escape during
The 20th Gebirgsjäger Army evacuates
the mineral rich Petsamo region of northern Finland.