History states that Heinrich Himmler, to cheat the gallows, bit on a cyanide tablet embedded in one of his teeth and died as a result. Himmler, after the death of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels, was probably the most prized catch out of all the senior figures in Nazi Germany. Arrested with two other men by a British soldier at a bridge at Bremervorde in Northern Germany as he travelled to Switzerland, the small dishevelled figure with a patch over his left eye, was put into a guardroom.
In 1975, a national referendum was held on whether the United Kingdom should maintain its membership of the European Economic Community (EEC), now the European Union. This is the only example the UK has of a national referendum. The date set for the referendum was June 5 th , 1975. The question on the paper was: “Do you think that the United Kingdom should stay in the European Community (The Common Market)?
T/html; charset=windows-1252"> The Civil Service The Civil Service The Civil Service executes government decisions and therefore plays a vital part in British Politics. The Civil Service currently employs at about 500,000. It is split into a number of departments attached to a government department. A Cabinet minister heads one of these departments and those civil servants within that department are meant to work for that minister in carrying out government policy.
1939 September 1st Germany invaded Poland. First use of Blitzkrieg. Britain and France gave Germany an ultimatum to get out. Blackout and evacuation plans were put in place in Britain. September 2nd Chamberlain sent Hitler an ultimatum: withdraw German troops from Poland or war will be declared. The Luftwaffe gained air superiority over the Polish air force.
The British declaration of war against Nazi Germany came at 11.15 on September 3rd 1939. Neville Chamberlain spoke to the nation via radio. Britain had given Hitler an ultimatum to withdraw from Poland after the Germans invaded Poland on September 1st. “I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at 10, Downing Street.
Winston Churchill led Great Britain for most of World War Two and Churchill's 'bulldog' spirit seemed to summarise the mood of the British people even during the bad times, such as Dunkirk, and the inspirational victories, such as the Battle of Britain. Early life of Winston Churchill Winston Churchill was born in 1874 into a wealthy and famous family.