Secrets of the Dead

Churchill's Deadly Decision

Season 10 Episode 1 | 53m 40s

July 3, 1940. After only 54 days into office, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered his Navy to take control of French ships or destroy them. What led to this unprecedented and controversial attack was a series of events that saw France being overrun by the Nazis in a matter of weeks, Roosevelt fearing that Britain would fall, and Churchill needing a way to prove otherwise.

Aired: 05/11/10

Expired: 12/31/14

Rating: TV-PG

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