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The City of Hamburg, located between the North- and Baltic Sea is, felt the full force of the first war winter 1939/40,

including an all time cold  record.




 The City of Hamburg was closest to the main naval war activities during the first six months at war. Situated at the river Elbe the distant to both seas is each about 80 km, and in the middle of the distance from Dover to Gdansk with the most effected sea areas. From 7th Dec to 21st February the temperatures were almost constantly 6-10 lower than average. That culminated with the minus 27/28C on 12th and 13th February 1940, a record which still stands.


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