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It now seems inconceivable that in May 1940 the British war cabinet actually considered suing for peace with Hitler.

Yet over the three days in question we are asked to believe that an appeasement plan to approach the German fuhrer through the Italian dictator Mussolini was under serious discussion. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in office only 16 days, is faced with a plea from his Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax to give up the war, which is going badly.

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Sir Peter Hall has been brightening Bath summers for eight seasons with outstanding presentations but nothing has surpassed this superb production which brought an enraptured audience to its feet as Handel’s music chorused “long live the king” at its triumphant finale.

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SOME members of the cast of this enchanting open-air youth performance were not even born when their predecessors stood on neatly trimmed squares of turf to speak verse from The Tempest at the launch of the Storm on the Lawn project in 1998.

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