Churchill, Kitchener & Lloyd George: First World Warlords

Churchill, Kitchener & Lloyd George: First World Warlords

by Steve Cliffe


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Would it have been possible for the First World War to be avoided? Steve Cliffe, author of Churchill, Kitchener and Lloyd George: First World Warlords, believes so as did David Lloyd George, Britain's wartime prime minister. In a bloody act of annihilation that killed up to a million young British men, Lloyd George was one of three powerful personalities who indelibly stamped their authority and influence on the conduct and final outcome of 'the war to end all wars'. Of the other two, Winston Churchill became better known for his role in the Second World War, and Lord Kitchener was arguably the greatest instigator of Britain's war effort. With his image stamped on the iconic 'Your country needs you' enlistment poster during the war, Kitchener exerted tremendous influence on both politicians and a lost generation of British youth. Those who start wars seldom finish them, and Kitchener, tragically, was no exception to this grim rule.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781552728
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Publication date: 03/19/2015
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Stephen Cliffe had an ancestor who charged with the Life Guards at Waterloo and a great uncle who was killed in the Battle of the Somme. A lifelong journalist and student of military history, and a former staff public relations officer at C-in-C Fleet, Royal Navy, Cliffe is an ex-Liberal Democrat councillor and is very much interested in the Liberal and coalition governments during the First World War.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction 7

1 Goat-footed Syren 11

2 Icon of Empire 23

3 The Lion Cub 35

4 Challenge to Empire 42

5 Goodbye Dolly Gray 49

6 Countdown to Armageddon 59

7 Total War 71

8 A Soft Underbelly 86

9 Pillar of Sacrifice 99

10 The Wizard Takes Charge 113

11 At the Eleventh Hour 122

Epilogue 136

Bibliography 140

Index 141

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