The hinge of fate. The turning point ; Two accounts ; The awesomeness of the German tide ; Black fortnight ; Problems of British morale ; Distrust of Churchill ; Opinions and sentiments ; "Outwardly calm, inwardly anxious"
Friday, 24 May. Hitler's halt order ; The Germans before Dunkirk ; Calais ; Hitler and the Conservatives ; The two rights ; Chamberlain ; Appeasers ; Halifax ; The War Cabinet ; Churchill and Roosevelt ; The British press ; "A slight increase in anxiety and a slight decrease in optimism"
Saturday, 25 May. An English weekend ; The French: Weygand and Pétain ; Halifax and the Italian ambassador ; Churchill and the Defence Committee ; "Depression is quite definitely up."
Sunday, 26 May. An agitated day ; Three meetings of the War Cabinet ; Chamberlain, Halifax, Churchill ; Disagreements between Halifax and Churchill ; Scarcity of news: "A mandate to delay judgment and not to worry" ; "In Westminster Abbey"
Monday, 27 May. What was happening at Dunkirk ; The Belgians surrender ; American considerations ; Three War Cabinets and a walk in the garden ; "You'd have been better off playing cricket" ; Tuesday, 28 May. Morale, opinion, and the press ; "We cannot possibly starve the public in this way" ; Foreigners and refugees ; Churchill's instructions and the first War Cabinet ; His statement in the Commons ; The second War Cabinet ; Churchill's coup ; He comes through
Survival. A long-range view of the war ; The meaning of Dunkirk ; "It is time to face up to facts" ; Halifax redux ; An antiquated Britain ; Churchill and Europe ; Fortissimo.