German OKW report, general update from High Command 1/1942: Eastern Front, merchant shipping, Malta, Japanese victories,
Annihilation by Romanian troops in the Crimea of enemy forces south-west of Feodosiya. Successful German air attacks on Soviet forces in same area. Frequent enemy attacks on central and northern sectors of Eastern Front - attack north east of Cracow repelled with destruction of two Soviet battalions. Merchant ship sunk off English east coast. Successful German air raids over British airfields on Malta. Report from East Asia: daily increase in Japanese pressure on british position at Singapore. Japanese now occupy two thirds of Malaya. English news agency, Exchange Telegraph, admits that the decisive battle for the peninsula about to take place. Japanese HQ in Tokyo reports weakening of US resistance in Philippines, with life on Mindanao returning to normal under Japanese protection. Casualty figures for battle for Hong Kong. Crimea - refugees who fled to German lines report Bolshevik massacre of civilian population of Feodosiya. Under Jewish leadership numerous arrests of those who cooperated with Germans have taken place. Bolshevik radio and press have instigated anti-German propaganda campaign as cover up, attributing the atrocities to German troops.