Sunday, December 19, 2010
From the Personal Diary of General Aksel Airo
The enemy continues to press us hard. Our forces continue to fall back slowly towards our main line in an orderly way.
The 40 tanks we received from the Americans in July are finally starting to prove worthwhile. They were invaluable in defeating the last 2 breakthroughs. Our operational tank strength should be around 85 tanks by the end of the week.
Thankfully our friends are now available in large numbers. The fourth Swedish division is now in the lines. Also our friends from Norway now have 3 brigades in the fight.
Train loads of supplies from the British and Americans have been arriving regularly for the last two weeks. Today’s train included much needed British artillery. This load was made up of 16 183mm and 15 140mm pieces.
The new small rocket launchers from the Americans have proven very useful.