On This Day: May 10th

On this day in 1940, it was announced that Winston Churchill would lead the coalition government, following Chamberlain’s decision to step aside after a vote of no confidence. The same day, the Germans had invaded the Low Countries.

Churchill leaving Downing St  with Sir Kingsley Wood and Anthony Eden, 10 May 1940.

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