Monday, May 10, 2010

70 Years Ago Today 10/05/40

Western Europe: On this day 70 years ago Germany invaded Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Paratroopers landed and seized key targets, stuka dive bombers inflicted heavy damage on the defending armies and tanks and infantry crossed the border and entered all three nations.

London: Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister. Neville Chamberlain's position became untenable as a result of the immense criticism he received from all sides over his handling of the German invasion of Scandinavia. On this day 70 years ago Churchill was summoned to Buckingham Palace by the King to from and lead a new all party government.

Winston Churchill leaving 10 Downing street on becoming Prime Minister on this day 70 years ago.

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