Raw cold, dismal rain all day. Men continued work on shelter extension. Repaired broken drawer of my chest of drawers. Tried a fourth valve on radio-gram - very powerful but too much background.
On this day
- A small number of Hurricanes are flown from Ark Royal to Malta.
- President Roosevelt orders ten coastguard cutters transferred to Britain's Royal Navy.
- Count Teleki, the PM of Hungary, commits suicide, not wishing to collaborate with Germany.
- In Iraq yesterday, a coup began, and by tomorrow a new government is installed. Faisal, the Regent, escapes to Transjordan. The officers anti-British officers staging the coup call themselves the Golden Square.
|Count Teleki, Prime Minister,|
professor of geography, Chief Scout