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10 May 2010

Friday, 10th May 1940

"Incendiary bombs dropped near Canterbury. - The swallows are now here."
Rather warm, some gentle sunshine; lovely. Repairs to floorcloth in my room. To Wimbledon along line. Bought 12 yds. 1/4 rubber strip at Wells-Wests'. Also fish for Dinky and tea knives at Woolworths. Germany invades Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg in the early hours to-day. Incendiary bombs dropped near Canterbury. - The swallows are now here.

On this day: as Uncle Fred recorded, Germany invaded the Low Countries. And on this day British Prime Minister Chamberlain resigned in favour of Winston Churchill (below), and a new coalition government was formed with Conservative, Labour and Liberal.

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