Diary for Saturday, February 10, 1940:
French communiqué reads: Rien a signaler (‘Nothing to report’).
Atlantic: Six German merchant ships leave Vigo, Spain to run the blockade. Allied warships intercept four; one runs aground off North Norway and one (Wangoni) reaches Kiel.
Dutch government announces decision to build three battlecruisers (with technical assistance from Italy) for defense of Dutch East Indies (they are never completed).