Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

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Cast: Martin Gilbert

     
 
From New Video and The History Channel comes this extensive portrait of one of the 20th century's most beloved world leaders. Over two discs, the three programs look at the life, career, and legacy of British prime minister Winston Churchill. The Complete Churchill, Churchill and the Cabinet War Rooms, and FDR: The War Years are presented in

Overview

From New Video and The History Channel comes this extensive portrait of one of the 20th century's most beloved world leaders. Over two discs, the three programs look at the life, career, and legacy of British prime minister Winston Churchill. The Complete Churchill, Churchill and the Cabinet War Rooms, and FDR: The War Years are presented in full-screen with Dolby Digital Stereo sound. The discs also include a collection of quotations by the legendary statesman.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
UPC:
0733961709780
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
5:00:00

Special Features

Quotations

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Vol. 1
1. Introduction [:32]
2. Early Days [8:09]
3. Entry into Politics [9:26]
4. War Declared [10:10]
5. New York City [10:22]
6. Life at Home [8:36]
7. Germany Rising [8:24]
8. Conclusion [1:29]
1. Introduction [2:10]
2. Prime Minister [8:21]
3. Never Surrender [10:42]
4. Londond Bombed [8:50]
5. Lend-Lease [6:51]
6. America Enters the War [9:35]
7. Visiting the Front [13:32]
8. Conclusion [1:07]
1. Introduction [1:27]
2. North Africa [:44]
3. The Tide Turns [6:08]
4. Stalin [10:50]
5. Welcome Home [9:31]
6. Naughty Document [8:43]
7. The Final Meeting [12:26]
8. Conclusion [10:13]
1. Introduction [1:51]
2. Peacetime [9:29]
3. Retreat [10:03]
4. War Memoirs [8:35]
5. Aging Leader [14:05]
6. Registration [9:18]
7. The Last Year [6:43]
8. Conclusion [1:15]
Side #2 -- Vol. 2
1. August 31, 1939 [1:53]
2. Churchill's Britain [9:00]
3. London Calling [7:59]
4. The Atlantic Charter [7:31]
5. An American Friend [10:24]
6. Victory in Europe [7:18]
7. End Credits [:51]
1. Introduction [10:13]
2. New Deal [9:08]
3. Arms Build Up [15:29]
4. The Fourth Term [7:04]
5. FDR's Passing [2:42]
6. Conclusion and End Credits [1:10]

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Winston Churchill, a two-DVD set from The History Channel, will delight both connoisseurs and neophytes. Archival footage, interviews with people who knew Churchill and, last but not least, narrative by Winston’s official biographer Martin Gilbert make this series stand out among the visual productions dedicated to Churchill. Gilbert makes Churchill accessible to a wide audience by keeping his narrative both erudite and lighthearted. In Volume I, Gilbert opts for a chronological approach to his subject. Describing Churchill, however, is tricky. First, Churchill, either in turn or concomitantly, was a journalist, historian, soldier, painter, and statesman. Furthermore, as one of his early conquests noted in 1905, “The first time you meet Winston, you see all his faults, and the rest of your life you spend in discovering his virtues.” Churchill embodied over time vision and foresight, humanity and sense of fair play, democracy and patriotism, formidable powers of work and thought, as well as controversy, disappointment and abuse. To his credit, Gilbert clearly narrates the ups and downs in his tumultuous career. Many people, who are unfamiliar with Churchill’s biography, can be forgiven for ignoring the many setbacks that Churchill experienced in his early career before finally becoming the iconic figure for which he is generally known today. Sometimes, Churchill was his worst enemy because of his own excesses. In Volume II, James Faulkner focuses on the workings of the war room from where Churchill led the war against the Axis powers. John Daly then covers the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt and the special relationship that Roosevelt developed with Churchill during WWII. Volume I will probably enthrall more than Volume II because of the stature of its narrator. To summarize, Winston Churchill ranks among the best productions ever made for a broad audience.
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