Adolf Hitler told his military commanders that England was the leading military power in the enemy alliance and the defeat of England was essential. He ordered the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe to blockade London, Liverpool and Manchester, to attack shipping and to bomb factories, oil storage facilities and food stores.
It was reported that the British Exchequer had received substantial donations of gold and jewellery from foreigners in support of the war effort.
Moscow broke off diplomatic relations with Finland.
In Madrid the Spanish government ratified its friendship pact with Germany. The pact included secret clauses allowing German ships to use Spanish ports.
Game day 90. Britain
Two empty convoys arrived in Boston, Massachusetts to collect Industrial resources for Britain. A third convoy left Portsmouth heading for the Far East. The Flotilla of warships in the North Atlantic sailed north, failing to locate the enemy submarine.