Diary for Friday, September 6, 1940:
Atlantic: U-boat U-47 is guided to Convoy SC.2 by U-65 and sinks 3 ships (night 6-7). U-47 sinks fourth ship following night – outwitting escorts equipped with Asdic by attacking on the surface.
Rumania: King Carol abdicates following fascist riots in Bucharest and leaves the country with his mistress, Magda Lupescu. Prince Michael ascends the throne for second time (his wayward father having renounced the succession in 1925 but returned in 1930).
Vichy France: General Weygand quits Government; to command Vichy forces in North Africa.
Two German agents – Caroli and Schmidt – land by parachute in Oxon (September 6 and 10); Caroli arrested almost immediately.