In Berlin the government-controlled radio and newspapers blamed British agents for yesterday’s Munich beer cellar bomb. Two British agents in the Netherlands, Capt. S. Payne Best and Maj. Richard Stevens, were kidnapped by the Gestapo after a set-up meeting with a “Dutch” intelligence officer near the German border.
In South Africa a sabotage plot on vital industries by armed “Blackshirt” pro-Nazis was uncovered.
Game day 70. Britain
In the Atlantic the 1st Battleship Flotilla moved East towards Gibraltar The remains of the 2nd Flotilla also continued towards Gibraltar.
A convoy arrived in Portsmouth where the 1st Canadian Infantry Corps disembarked. A second convoy set off from Bristol and a third from Liverpool heading for the USA to collect vital war supplies.