Using the Cabinet papers from the National Archives, former Foreign Secretary David Owen has written a new history of the pivotal British War Cabinet meetings of May 1940. Eight months into the war defeat seemed to many a certainty.
A new history of the pivotal British War Cabinet meetings of May 1940 written by former Foreign Secretary, David Owen. It reveals how Halifax pushed for peace talks with Hitler, and reiterates the strength of Churchill's leadership and the wartime Cabinet system of government. 'An exciting, thought-provoking read, with profound contemporary as well as historical relevance' Andrew Roberts