“HOW COULD WE BE DEFEATED WHEN WE DIDN’T EVEN FIGHT?” May, 1940

(Second blog in this series of seven: events that occurred before the book begins at Churchill’s country home.)

“How could we be defeated when we didn’t even fight?” I remember heatedly responding to my commander’s announcement that France had surrendered to the Germans. My beloved France had been crushed by Hitler’s army, but I hadn’t surrendered. In fact, I hadn’t done a thing! And I was furious.