9 November 1939

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Finland

Finns reject Soviet demands. Soviet Union declares war on 13 November

Western Front

The Venlo Incident - German agents kidnap two British spies, Sigismund Payne Best and Richard Stevens, from neutral Holland in one of the best known British intelligence failures of the war

Books

The Venlo Incident, Captain S. Payne Best. A valuable account of the time Captain Best spent in German captivity after he was captured during the Venlo incident, one of the most famous British intelligence failings of the Second World War. Best spent time in Gestapo and SS custody, and several years at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where he was one of a number of V.I.P. prisoners kept in virtual isolation. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 9 November 1939 , http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1939_11_09.html
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