May 10, 1941 – Hess lands in Scotland

May 10, 1941 – Hess lands in Scotland

On May 10, 1941, Rudolf Hess, deputy leader of Nazi Germany, flies a small plane to Scotland and parachutes to the ground in a bizarre attempt to negotiate a peace settlement with Britain.

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May 10, 1940 – Churchill becomes prime minister

May 10, 1940 – Churchill becomes prime minister

Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, is called to replace Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister following the latter’s resignation after losing a confidence vote in the House of Commons.

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