Britain and France try to persuade Poland to negotiate with Germany, but she refuses.
Raids continue on London, Midlands, Southwest England and Wales.
Armed merchant-cruiser Dunvegan Castle sunk by U46 off Ireland.
British government takes over railways for the duration of the war, paying Â£43m per annum in compensationÂ to private operators.
Army Group North captures Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
The Iranian government under Ali Furughi orders a cease-fire.
The Prime Minister of Japan, Fumimaro Konoye, issues an invitation for a meeting with President Roosevelt.
The Red Army launches counterattacks from the Leningrad pocket against Schluesselburg and the VolkhovÂ front, while the Red Army’s offensive on the Moscow front continues. Zhukov is appointed Stalin’s FirstÂ Deputy Commissar for defense.
Brenden Bracken, the British Minister of Information, makes the first ministerial statement on Hess since
May 1941 and says ‘Hess came to find British Quislings to overthrow Churchill’, ‘a Nazi of very lowÂ mentality’ who ‘babbled like an excited schoolboy’.
The Canadians cross the Seine around Rouen. The remaining 1,800 Germans at Toulon surrender as the FrenchÂ claim a total of 17,000 captured for just 2,700 French casualties.
The British 8th Army renews its offensive North on Italy’s eastern coast. Slowed by rain and mud, theÂ British attack toward the Gothic Line at Pesaro, just north of the Foglia river.
Russians take Galati in eastern Romania.
The RAF pounds the Ruhr oil refineries, their first large-scale daylight action over Germany. More than
1,000 U.S. B-17s and B-24s attack airdromes at Anklam, Grossenbrode, Neubrandenburg and Parow, LuftwaffeÂ experimental facilities at Peenemunde and Rechlin, aircraft components factories at Lubeck, Rostock,Â Schwerin, and Wismar, an oil-industry target at Politz and several targets of opportunity in Germany. 18Â heavy bombers are lost.
The last Chindits are evacuated from behind Japanese lines in Burma.
One of the greatest international armadas ever assembled, enters the Bay of Sagami, Tokyo.
B-29 Superfortress bombers begin to drop supplies into Allied prisoner of war camps in China.