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How did Winston Churchill inspire Britain and its Empire in the dark days of 1940, when defeat in World War II seemed imminent, and how did that lead to victory in the Battle of Britain? What choices did he have, what support and advice did he receive, and how did his decisions affect history and his legacy? This book looks at a momentous event from World War II, showing how one of the world's most famous leaders chose to follow a particular course of action.
About the Author
As well as writing about lost cities, Nicola Barber has written books on the modern-day cities of Tokyo and Los Angeles. She has also written about many periods of history, from the Vikings to the Victorians. Nicola lives in North Wales.
Table of Contents
A Decisive Day 4
Who Was Winston Churchill? 6
Gallipoli and After 10
Between Two Wars 14
Outbreak of War 24
Preparing for Battle 30
The Battle of Britain 38
After the Battle 44
Notes on Sources 56
Find Out More 61