On 17 August 1940 the Duke of Windsor became Governor of the Bahamas. He perspired so much that he smudged the page on which he signed the oath of allegiance.
Hermann Goering gave orders for the Luftwaffe to begin attacking England.
The Duke of Bedford died at Woburn Abbey, attended by six nurses and fifty indoor servants.
Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton gave England ten ambulances, each with her name on it.