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Today in World War II History—March 12, 1940 & 1945

Finnish foreign minister, Väinö Tanner, reads the terms of the Moscow Peace Treaty on the radio, 13 March 1940 at 12 am (Source: Museovirasto via Wikimedia Creative Commons)

Finnish foreign minister, Väinö Tanner, reads the terms of the Moscow Peace Treaty on the radio, 13 March 1940 at 12 am (Source: Museovirasto via Wikimedia Creative Commons)

80 Years Ago—March 12, 1940: Finland signs treaty with the USSR, ending the Soviet-Finnish Winter War and ceding border lands to the Soviets. In over three months of fighting, 25,000 Finnish soldiers were killed and 200,000 Soviets.

75 Years Ago—Mar. 12, 1945: RAF sends 1108 bombers to Dortmund, Germany, dropping 4851 tons of bombs, an RAF record for both tonnage and bombers to a single target.