Three Days in May by Ben Brown

bookshelves: autumn-2015, published-2011, war, wwii, play-dramatisation, under-10-ratings, radio-4x, shortstory-shortstories-novellas

Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read on November 12, 2015

Description: May 1940.Downing Street.Three days that will change the course of history.Forever.Ben Brown’s political thriller ventures behind the doors of Number Ten during three of the most pivotal days in British History, when, extraordinarily, giving in to Hitler was considered by some to be a ‘viable option’.Having urgently assembled the British war cabinet, the new Prime Minister is suddenly confronted with an intense game of political chess as he tries to persuade peace treaty supporters, including Neville Chamberlain, that Britain must not give in. Divided on whether to negotiate terms through Mussolini or escalate the battle against fascism alone, one man has to make a monumental decision, which will shape the future of the free world.

The BEF are in retreat or, semantically, executing a strategic withdrawal.


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