8 Feb 1941
  • German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau detected Allied convoy HX-106, but did not attack due to the presence of British battleship HMS Ramillies. ww2dbase [Operation Berlin | CPC]
  • Bulgaria agreed to allow German troops to transit within its borders. ww2dbase [Balkans Campaign | CPC]
  • USS Grampus began patrolling in the Caribbean Sea. ww2dbase [Grampus | CPC]
  • Mr. Malcolm MacDonald was appointed to be the British High Commissioner in Canada. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Philippe Pétain offered Pierre Laval a cabinet seat in the Vichy government, but the offer was declined. ww2dbase [Pierre Laval | TH]
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  • In Britain, Lord Moyle became Secretary of State for the Colonies, Ernest Brown became Minister of Health, and the Duke of Norfolk became the Joint Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture. ww2dbase [AC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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