Monday, March 20, 2017
Again extracts with my commentary WW2 headlines from:
"THE NEW YORK TIMES
COMPLETE WORLD WAR II
The Coverage of the Entire Conflict"
Headlines: "COVERAGE from the BATTLE FIELD to the HOME FRONT"
MAY 10 1942
"CHURCHILL WEATHERS STORMS"
"Less Popular, He Holds His Leadership Because No Man Has Arisen to Challenge It"
By Raymond Daniel
Wireless to The New York Times
"LONDON, MAY 9 - - Two years ago today, as dawn broke over Europe, the Nazi Wehrmacht opened the attack that was to crush the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and even the might of France in a few short weeks. Before sunset that night Neville Chamberlain had resigned as Prime Minister and Winston Churchill had succeeded him."
"Two full years have elapsed since that historic date - - two years of blood, toil, sweat and tears, two years of almost unbroken British defeats. Yet Mr. Churchill still stands almost unchallenged as the leader of his country."
"Weathers storms". As in "storms" plural! My understanding is that Churchill during WW2 declared: NO MORE GENERAL ELECTIONS UNTIL THE END OF THE WAR! Churchill to be Prime Minister until the war was concluded, assuming almost dictatorial powers!