Today in World War II History—May 10, 1940 & 1945
Sunday, May 10, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—May 10, 1940: Germany invades the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
German troops land at Belgian Fort Eben Emael in the first use of glider-borne troops in history.
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigns and is replaced by Winston Churchill.
75 Years Ago—May 10, 1945: German forces on the Channel Islands officially surrender.
US War Production Board lifts ban on producing 73 consumer items.