Diary for Tuesday, November 1940:
USA: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. Roosevelt (Democratic), 27,241,939; Willkie (Republican), 22,237,226. Roosevelt carries 39 States and is re-elected for record third term. Five ‘fringe’ candidates (inc. Socialist, Norman Thomas) together receive insignificant total of votes.
Atlantic: Heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer attacks large eastbound convoy, escorted by armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay. Latter sunk after gallant resistance which saves convoy from complete destruction. Admiral Scheer sinks 5 ships; tanker San Demetrio badly damaged and abandoned (crew later reboard her). Eastbound convoys from Halifax to Britain are cancelled until November 17.
Italians bomb Yugoslav border town of Monastir.