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Eighty years ago, France's new leader embraces unqualified alliance with Britain and the Canadians (unknowingly) embrace a leader in touch with the spirit world

River Plate tailpiece

Eighty years ago, the French prime minister pays the price for equivocation in the Winter War and Hitler goes through the motions of recruiting Mussolini for the imminent offensive in the West

Eighty years ago, Finland accepts the brutal truth of Soviet military superiority and Britain scores diplomatic points off Italy together with bonus points off Germany

Eighty years ago, Finland recognises that the fairy story of British and French intervention on their behalf will never come to anything