Churchill’s War, Vol 2: Triumph in Adversity

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By David Irving. Using never-before-published diary records from secret British government archives, David Irving takes a close look at how Churchill’s decision to prolong the war with Germany led to the ruination of the British empire.

Using diaries and official and unofficial records never published before, this second volume of ‘Churchill’s War’ takes a close-quarters look at the middle years of the Second World War. Volume I chronicled a chain of disasters through the fall of France to the debacle in Greece; this second volume chronicles great naval victories, El Alamein and the landings in North Africa.

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    Churchill’s War, Vol 2Churchill’s War, Vol 2: Triumph in Adversity

    By David Irving. Using never-before-published diary records from secret British government archives, David Irving takes a close look at how Churchill’s decision to prolong the war with Germany led to the ruination of the British empire.

    Using diaries and official and unofficial records never published before, this second volume of ‘Churchill’s War’ takes a close-quarters look at the middle years of the Second World War. Volume I chronicled a chain of disasters through the fall of France to the debacle in Greece; this second volume chronicles great naval victories, El Alamein and the landings in North Africa.

    This work benefits however from the release of thousands of secret files. At the author’s request both the John Major and Tony Blair governments opened files previously sealed: thus we know more about Anthony Eden’s role in the murder of Admiral Darlan.

    The human side of Winston Churchill reaches boldly out of these pages – lively, incorrigible, and sometimes callous; hectoring his ministers, but meek and subservient to Moscow and Washington. The picture of him that emerges in Real History is sometimes unpalatable – willingly fomenting and prolonging the war against Hitler, not in pursuit of any fundamental British interest but to acquire, consolidate, and enjoy power and its fruits after years spent in the political wilderness and relative poverty; he appears undismayed by the ruin of the British empire. In two appendices Mr. Irving reveals that Roosevelt and Churchill maintained top secret communications channels to exchange messages that are still not released to the public.

    Hardback, 1,000+ pages, 59 photos