Winston Churchill — His Finest Hour

  • Dick Leonard


In all the other chapters of this book, the attempt has been made to deal, however briefly, with the main political events in the entire careers of the personalities discussed. In the case of Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874–1965) this has proved impracticable — so long and varied was his career, and so many and great its vicissitudes, that such an approach would have been unrealistic within the tight space constraints of this volume. It has, accordingly, been decided to concen­trate almost wholly on his wartime premiership, from 1940–45, and in particular on his contribution during the fateful year of 1940.


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