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Churchill Documents : Fateful Questions September 1943 to April 1944 (Hardcover) (Martin Gilbert & Larry

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Fateful Question, September 1943 to April 1944, is the third document volume to the seventh narrative volume, Winston S. Churchill: Road to Victory, 1941–1945. The document volumes for the remainder of 1944 through 1965 are forthcoming. This volume relates Churchill’s story from the invasion of mainland Italy to the canal preparations for Operation Overlord. During these eight months, Churchill traveled nearly 14,000 miles, wrote more than 1,800 pieces of correspondence, and delivered over a dozen speeches. As the tide of the war turned in favor of the Allies, Churchill focused his attention and energy on matters such as the Italian campaign and its early stagnation, the three major Allied conferences at the end of 1943, the bombing campaign executed by the British and Americans against the German homeland, and the desperate need for landing craft to deploy in the impending cross-Channel invasion. Also during this period, Churchill’s involvement in the Soviet–Polish controversy displayed his nascent concerns over the influence of communism in post-war Europe. Despite the continuing destruction of war and uncertainty about upcoming operations, it was at long last possible to consider what the peace would look like. As Larry P. Arnn writes in the preface, Churchill’s “early hope in the war was that Britain would conduct itself with honor and achieve its ‘Finest hour,’ and if that were done, victory might be achieved. Now the victory looked sure.

Number of Pages: 2728
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Amp Pub Group
Volume number: 19
Author: Martin Gilbert & Larry P. Arnn
Language: English
Street Date: January 28, 2017
TCIN: 52499763
UPC: 9780916308377
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-2965
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