The Story of the Most Important Month of the 20th Century

“Newly appointed as prime minister, Churchill was faced with two monumental tasks: steer the British government away from a peace deal with Germany, and if successful, prepare his nation for the bitter and costly war that would result.”

Timed to the release of the new movie The Darkest Hour, this New York Times feature tells the story behind the most important month of the 20th century.

It’s an interesting look at the dangerous situation Winston Churchill inherited and the decisions he made to navigate it.