26 November 1939
The Soviet government claims that an "incident" had taken place on the Karelian Isthmus and demands the withdrawal of Finnish troops. In fact Soviet artillery had fired seven shells at the village of Mainila, on the Soviet side of the border, and then blamed the Finns.
War at Sea
Polish liner Pilsudski, under charter to the Royal Navy, sunk by U-boat
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 26 November 1939 , http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1939_11_26.html