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The moment Britain almost made peace with Hitler - Winston Churchill's War


In early 1940, a peace settlement with Germany still seemed a valid option with Churchill's war cabinet. Churchill, however, disagreed.

At the beginning of 1940, the Germans invaded the low countries which meant bypassing the Maginot Line along the french and german border by going through Belgium and the Netherlands. The French had assumed the dense forests of the Ardennes would protect their right flank from the German Army but, as the German attacked through the Netherlands and Belgium drew allied troops to the North, a southern attack by German forces broke through the Ardennes and shattered the french defences. The Germans were moving fast having evolved a new form of warfare known as Blitzkrieg.