Second World War

Second World War
Winston Churchill with a tommy gun, 1940 (catalogue reference: CN 11/6) View in the image library

May 1940 was a pivotal moment in the history of Britain: Winston Churchill had become Prime Minister on 10 May, and by late May, with the battle for France raging and the British evacuation from Dunkirk underway, he was grappling with a divided War Cabinet.

Image: Winston Churchill with a tommy gun, 1940 (catalogue reference: CN 11/6). View in the image library