The Conservative government of 1939.
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Back row, from left to right: Sir Kingsley Wood, Winston Churchill, Leslie Hore-Belisha and Lord Hankey. Front row, from left to right: Lord Halifax, Sir John Simon, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Sir Samuel Hoare and Lord Chatfield. Chamberlain was Prime Minister until May 1940, when Churchill formed a coalition government with him at its head.