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Posted October 22, 2012
One of the most prolific writers of the 20th century, with a supreme command of the English language and understanding of both World War 1 and World War 2, this volume chronicles the events of the Battle of Britain. Deserted by allies, left to survive on their own and written off as defeated, Churchill lays down the day to day events and struggles that allowed Britain to blunt and turn the air battle and avarice of Hitler to other, "easier prizes." His command of history, understanding of military issues from personal experience, his dogged determination in leading Britain, are evident in his thinking and writing in this volume. To understand history is to gain insight into the present and future. I would recommend beginning with volume 1 of the 6 volumes to gain insight and understanding of what led up to WW 2. Had Britain and others listened to Churchill, it is likely these volumes would never have been written - is likely there would not have been a 2nd WW.
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Posted July 27, 2012
Churchill has a unique insight into the seemily confused English Foreign Policy of the years leading up to WW II. He is almost able to make the decisions made by the Commons appear to be valid. He does give another look at FDR and the US politics.
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Posted February 6, 2013