Today in World War II History—May 10, 1941
Monday, May 10, 2021 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—May 10, 1941: Last major Luftwaffe attack on London—700 acres burnt; Tower of London, House of Commons, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey & British Museum are hit.
Germany’s Deputy Führer, Rudolf Hess, flies a Messerschmitt 110 fighter plane to Prestwick, Scotland, in a misguided attempt to broker peace with Britain.
“Strike of the 100,000” begins in Belgium at Cockerill Steel Works; ends without any arrests on May 18 when Germans raise wages 8%.