Saturday, January 03, 2004
Clement Davies and the fall of Neville Chamberlain
posted by Jonathan Calder |
On the afternoon of 10 May, Beaverbrook was talking on the telephone to Alan Wood (then one of his employees, and later his biographer), when the conversation was interrupted by another call, from Winston Churchill at the Admiralty.
When Beaverbrook was reconnected, he told Wood: "We've got a new Prime Minister". Alan Wood replied "Thank God!", to which Beaverbrook retorted: "Don't thank God, thank Clem Davies."
Alan Wyburn-Powell Clement Davies: Liberal leader (2003)