Air Raid on Firth of ForthRepulsed; Shipping Center
Periled; Vessel Set on Fire
CAPETOWN, South Africa, Jan. 11.—(U.P)—The German liner Ussukuma was scuttled when intercepted by a British warship in the South Atlantic, it was disclosed today. She was of 7834 tons, and out of Hamburg.
LONDON, Jan. 11.—(/P)—German raiders appeared today off the strategic Firth of Forth in Scotland and the estuaries of the Humber and Thames, on England's eastern coast, the Air Ministry announced.
No bombs were dropped and no alarms were sounded as the renewed flights of the Nazis over the British coast met quick resistance from British fighters and antiaircraft batteries.
The Evening News said that the last 24 hours had been the busiest laced by the Royal Air Force since the war began and the British fliers "have had to fight their fiercest battles.
SHIPS ATTACKEDThe Air Ministry said German planes attempting to bomb a merchant vessel off the Norfolk coast were intercepted and driven off by defense fighters. Meanwhile crowds on the cliffs off an East coast resort watched a bomber attack a small steamer about seven miles from shore.
Explosions were heard and the steamer was seen to be blazing. A lifeboat put out while British fighters drove off the attacker.
Finns SmashRuss Attacks
Trapped SovietDivision Faces
Onslaught in East
HELSINKI, Jan. 11.—(AP)—Smashing of Russian attacks on the Salla and Petsamo sectors was reported in the Finnish Army's daily communique today.
Advices said the Finns today were heavily attacking a well-equipped Red Army division which they surrounded south of Lake Kianta on the Eastern front.
The division was described as the third and last of an entire Soviet Russian Army corps, the two others of 15,000 or more men each, having been shattered previously in the same general vicinity, with thousands reported slain.
Finns say that this Army corps the Ninth, has been taking a terrific beating for the past two weeks in its attempt to sever the country at the narrow "waistline."