Adolf Hitler set the press the task, to prepare the german people for a very long war.
Hitler predicts in a speech to the [Reichstag" that a war in Europe would lead to "the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe]("The) destruction of the Jews", "Auswanderung oder Evakuierung".
Food rationing in England and France (at 11 Januari). Britain introduces ration cards for butter, sugar, bacon and ham.
Germany creates General Council for War Economy under Goering
(till 18 May). After successfull fight in North-Africa, British troops were sent to East-Africa with Indian and South Afican (from Kenya) forces invade Abessinie, Eritrea and Somaliland and dislodge the Italians.
4 January ,
Chinese claim victory over Japanese at Changsha
The German Tiger tank makes its first appearance in Tunisia.
British bombers drop 2.800 tons of bombs on Berlin, Germany
Soviet forces recapture Sevastopol.