Five days in London, May 1940: May 1940

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The period May 24-28 1940 altered the course of history as members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. These five days are the focus of Lukacs' book. Conveying their drama and importance he takes us into the unfolding events at 10 Downing Street while investigating the mood of the people.
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In the days between May 24 and 28, 1940, the British War Cabinet held a historic debate over whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. In this magisterial new book, John Lukacs demonstrates the decisive importance of these five days.

Lukacs takes us hour by hour into the critical unfolding of events at 10 Downing Street, where Churchill, who had only been prime minister a fortnight, painfully considered his war responsibilities. We see how the military disasters taking place on the Continent, particularly the plight of the nearly 400,000 British soldiers bottled up in Dunkirk, affected Churchill's fragile political situation and how the citizenry, though only partly informed about the dangers that faced them, nevertheless began to support Churchill's determination to stand fast.

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subject_facet Churchill, Winston, -- Sir, -- 1874-1965
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1936-1945
Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, -- Earl of, -- 1881-1959
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain
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Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood
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Politics and government
World War, 1939-1945