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February 1942 : Britain's Darkest Days (Hardcover) (Adrian Stewart)

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As the saying goes Hi is darkest before the dawn' and so it was for Churchill and the British people during the Second World War. During February 1942, disasters came in a seemingly endless sequence, be it the Fall of Singapore, the humiliating escape of the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, the Japanese raid on Darwin and Rommel's return in North Africa. These military setbacks, when combined with the political challenge to Churchill at home and heavily strained relations with Commonwealth allies, made it seem likely that Britain would lose the War.

February 1942 was, in retrospect, the month that confirmed that Britain no longer ruled the waves; that saw British prestige so damaged that it could never be fully restored; that foreshadowed and ensured the end of Britain's Empire; that demonstrated the immense strain that could be put on Britain's relations with the Commonwealth's self-governing Dominions. In short it was the month that changed Britain's world.

Covering a wide and carefully researched canvas, February 1942 - Britain's Darkest Days provides a fascinating historical overview of the vital watershed in the course of the Second World War.
Number of Pages: 198
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / World War II, Europe / Ireland
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Adrian Stewart
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2016
TCIN: 50750780
UPC: 9781473821156
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-5046

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