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The Second World War

Abridged Edition with an Epilogue on the Years 1945 to 1957 (Bloomsbury Revelations)

By Winston Churchill, Winston S. Churchill

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Format: Paperback, 1056 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 December 2013
"I am perhaps the only man who has passed through the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high executive office...I was in this second struggle with Germany for more than five years the head of His Majesty's Government. I write therefore from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books. I do not describe it as a history, for that belongs to another generation. But I claim with confidence that it is a contribution to history which will be of service to the future." Sir Winston Churchill From the origins of the conflict, the rise of Hitler and the futile attempts at appeasement, through the darkest days of Britain's lone stand against the Axis powers, the great alliances with the USA and Soviet Russia and the triumphs of D Day and the eventual liberation of Europe to the terrible birth of the Cold War under the shadow of nuclear weaponry, this is Winston Churchill's landmark history of World War II. At once a personal account and a magisterial history, The Second World War remains Churchill's literary masterpiece.

Table of Contents

Extract from Preface to The Gathering StormBook I: Milestones to Disaster, 1919 - May 10, 1940I. The Follies of the Victors, 1919-1929II. Peace At Its Zenith, 1922-1931III. Adolf HitlerIV. The Locust Years, 1931-1933V. The Darkening Scene, 1934VI. Air Parity Lost, 1934-1935VII. Challenge and Response, 1935VIII. Sanctions Against Italy, 1935IX. Hitler Strikes, 1936X. The Loaded Pause, 1936-1938XI. Mr Eden At the Foreign Office. His ResignationXII. The Rape of Austria, February 1938XIII. CzechoslovakiaXIV. The Tragedy of MunichXV. Prague, Albania and the Polish GuaranteeXVI. On the VergeXVII. Twilight WarXVIII. The Admiralty TaskXIX. The Front in FranceXX. Scandinavia. FinlandXXI. NorwayXXII. The Fall of the GovernmentBook II: Alone, May 10, 1940 - June 22, 1941I. The National CoalitionII. The Battle of FranceIII. The March to the SeaIV. The Deliverance of DunkirkV. The Rush for the SpoilsVI. Back to FranceVII. Home Defence and the Apparatus of Counter-AttackVIII. The French AgonyIX. Admiral Darlan and the French FleetX. At BayXI. Operation "Sea Lion"XII. The Battle of BritainXIII. "London Can Take It"XIV. Lend-LeaseXV. Desert VictoryXVI. The Widening WarXVII. The Battle of the AtlanticXVIII. Yugoslavia and GreeceXIX. The Desert Flank. Rommel. TobrukXX. CreteXXI. General Wavell's Final EffortXXII. The Soviet NemesisBook III: The Grand Alliance, Sunday, December 7 1941 and OnwardsI. Our Soviet AllyII. My Meeting with RooseveltIII. Persia and the DesertIV. Pearl Harbour!V. A Voyage Amid World WarVI. Anglo-American AccordsVII. The Fall of SingaporeVIII. The U-Boat ParadiseIX. American Naval Victories. The Coral Sea and Midway IslandX. "Second Front Now!"XI. My Second Visit to Washington. TobrukXII. The Vote of CensureXIII. The Eighth Army at BayXIV. My Journey to Cairo. Changes in CommandXV. Moscow: The First MeetingXVI. Moscow: A Relationship EstablishedXVII. Strain and SuspenseXVIII. The Battle of AlameinXIX. The Torch Is LitXX. The Casablanca ConferenceXXI. Turkey, Stalingrad and TunisXXII. Italy the GoalBook IV: Triumph and Tragedy: 1943-1945I. The Capture of Sicily and the Fall of MussoliniII. Synthetic HarboursIII. The Invasion of ItalyIV. Deadlock in the MediterraneanV. Arctic ConvoysVI. Teheran: The OpeningVII. Teheran: Crux and ConclusionsVIII. Carthage and MarrakeshIX. Marshal Tito: The Greek TormentX. The Anzio StrokeXI. "Overlord"XII. Rome and D-DayXIII. Normandy to ParisXIV. Italy and the Riviera LandingXV. The Russian VictoriesXVI. BurmaXVII. The Battle of Leyte GulfXVIII. The Liberation of Western EuropeXIX. October in MoscowXX. Paris and the ArdennesXXI. Christmas at AthensXXII. Malta and Yalta: Plans for World PeaceXXIII. Russia and Poland: The Soviet PromiseXXIV. Crossing the RhineXXV. The Iron CurtainXXVI. The German SurrenderXXVII. The Chasm OpensXXVIII. The Atomic BombEpilogue: 1945-1957Index

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At the same time a personal account from Britain's greatest war-time leader and a history of World War II, this is Winston Churchill's literary masterpiece.

About the Author

Sir Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions, from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951-1955. Celebrated as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century, he was also a gifted orator, statesman and historian. He was awarded the Novel Prize for Literature in 1953.

EAN: 9781472520876
ISBN: 1472520874
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Dimensions: 23.37 x 15.75 x 5.59 centimetres (1.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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