Charmley, John. "What if Halifax had become Prime Minister in 1940?"
Divergence: 1940 CE
What if: Lord Halifax rather than Winston Churchill became prime minister of Great Britain in May 1940.
Summary: Faux historial article on the events of 1940-1945, beginning with how a Anglo-German armistice came about. Britain subsequently avoids the loss of life of the war and indebtedness to the United States, while Germany still runs into trouble attacking the Soviet Union. The war in Eastern Europe whimpers to a stalemate in early 1945, precipitating Hitler's suicide.
Published: In Prime Minister Portillo… and other things that never happened (eds. Duncan Brack and Iain Dale), q.v.
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