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Churchill's Bodyguard
     

Churchill's Bodyguard

by Tom Hickman
 

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Walter H. Thompson was Churchill's bodyguard from 1921 until 1945, brought back from retirement at the outbreak of war.

Tom Hickman's authorised biography draws heavily on extracts from a manuscript recently discovered by his great-niece, in which Thompson gives a unique insider's account of a number of occasions on which Churchill's life was put seriously at

Overview

Walter H. Thompson was Churchill's bodyguard from 1921 until 1945, brought back from retirement at the outbreak of war.

Tom Hickman's authorised biography draws heavily on extracts from a manuscript recently discovered by his great-niece, in which Thompson gives a unique insider's account of a number of occasions on which Churchill's life was put seriously at risk and his intervention was needed.

After the war, Thompson married one of Churchill's secretaries, and her recollections, as well as those of surviving family members, are interwoven to tell the revelatory inside story of life beside the Greatest Briton.

Editorial Reviews

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'a groundbreaking new book'—Yorkshire Post

well-written and engaging... a worthy edition to the Churchillian canon—BBC History magazine

'fresh anecdotes abound in these fascinating pages'—Glasgow Evening Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755314492
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
867,344
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.12(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Hickman has worked as a journalist and editor on numerous national and specialist publications. He has written ten books including a history of the BBC during the Second World War and the very well reviewed THE CALL-UP.

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