Helsinki, Nov. 30.—In a sweeping invasion by land, sea and air, the mighty armies of Soviet Russia attacked Finland with shells and incendiary bombs today, compelling the Finnish government to announce a state of war against the Soviet Union.
At 2:50 p. m. (6:50 a. m. Kansas City time), after military and naval successes had given the invaders a foothold in various sections of the country, the Russians concentrated upon a new and blistering aerial attack upon Helsinki.
The fourth air raid of the day on the beautiful capital came at 7 o’clock and killed more than 200 persons.
SEVENTEEN PLANES BOMB CAPITAL.
Two squadrons of Russian bombers—-one composed of ten planes and the other of seven—roared over the city this afternoon, dropping Incendiary bombs which started disastrous fires in densely crowded areas of the capital.
This map shows the course of Russia’s invasion of Finland today by land, sea
and air. BIqws fell at varioiis points and planes bombed Helsinki, the republic’s capital,
and its airport. The historic port of Viipuri (Viborg) was in flames. As Russian ar-
tiller pounded Terijokl, Soviet troops crossed the border north of Leningrad in force.
Suojaervi, strategic Finn defense area, and the “Fishermen’s peninsula were cut off.
A TORCH OF WAR
Great Fires Blaze in Helsinki the Stricken Capital of Finland
BOMBS INTO A CROWD
Women and Children Are Hit While Packed Near a Central Station.
The first full and complete eye witness description of today' series of Russian bombing raids on Helshiki was received in New York this afternoon. The cable was sent after the terrific 7 p. m. raid which set large areas, of the city ablaze and killed and wounded an estimated 250 persons.