Northwest Africa: Cease-fire in French North Africa arranged by Admiral Darlan and Lieutenant-General. Mark Clark. General Giraud arrives in Algeria to rally support for the Allies.
Western Desert: Rommel commences rapid retreat from Sidi Barrani to El Agheila (1,014 km by the coastal road).
Vichy France: Government breaks off diplomatic relations with USA. USA and Canada break off relations with Vichy. Petain dismisses Darlan and assumes command of Vichy French forces.
Atlantic: Admiral Sir Max Horton appointed C-in-C Western Approaches (anti-U-boat war).