Milder than ever up to 54 degrees: dull, damp. Water-tightened wing of Williams aero, also starting making propeller shaft and bearing: fitted rear hook. To Wimbledon along railway to do shopping. News today of British offensive in North Africa. Have been comparing these days of freedom from raids with our experiences last year.
On this day: Commonwealth forces have reached Sidi Rezegh in Libya, triggering a four-day battle with Rommel's troops.
Churchill at Mansion House, London: "Should the United States become involved in war with Japan, the British declaration will follow within the hour."