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Churchill 1940-1945 : under friendly fire

Author: Walter Reid
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Magnificent. This is a meticulously researched history, but it is also a very moving human story' - Harry Reid, The Herald'This is an outstanding account and to be recommended to all students of the high strategy of the Second World War without reservation' - British Army ReviewIn April 1945 Churchill said to Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 'There is only one thing worse than fighting with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reid, Walter.
Churchill 1940-1945 : Under Friendly Fire.
Edinburgh : Birlinn, ©2011
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Reid
ISBN: 9780857901262 0857901265
OCLC Number: 809777981
Notes: Originally published in 2008 by Birlinn Ltd.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Maps; Part I; 1. The War of Words; 2. The Semblance of Power; 3. Domestic Support; 4. The Political Landscape; 5. Preparation; 6. The Greatest of the Myths; 7. The Machinery of Command; 8. The Battle of France; 9. The Constable of France; 10. Sailors, Airmen and Soldiers; 11. Carrying the War to the Enemy: The Western Desert 1940; 12. Greece; 13. Difficulties with Wavell; 14. De Gaulle Flexes his Muscles; 15. The End of Wavell. Auchinleck; 16. The End of Another Desert General; 17. Dilly-Dally and Brookie; Part II. 18. Westward, Look!19. America and Europe; 20. Destroyers for Bases; 21. Lend-Lease; 22. Placentia Bay; 23. Pearl Harbor; 24. Arcadia; 25. Arcadia Resumed; Part III; 26. Political Weakness in 1942; 27. Strategy on the Sea and in the Air; 28. The Alliance's Teething Problems; 29. London, July 1942. Where to Attack and When; 30. An Indian Interlude; 31. 'This Bleak Lull'; 32. A Llama and a Crocodile; 33. Second Alamein and Torch; 34. The French Dimension; 35. Casablanca; 36. De Gaulle at Casablanca; 37. The Strains Intensify; 38. Trident; 39. The First Quebec Conference: Quadrant. 40. Exasperation in the Aegean41. Teheran; 42. Marrakech and de Gaulle; 43. Italy and Overlord; 44. Anvil and the Vienna Alternative; 45. D-Day: De Gaulle Remains Below the Level of Events; 46. The Return to Europe; 47. The Second Quebec Conference; 48. Breakout: Allies at Loggerheads; 49. 'The Naughty Document'; 50. Allies Accelerating Apart. Christmas in Athens; 51. Yalta; 52. The Disintegration of Unity; 53. Potsdam; Epilogue; Appendix I: Codenames for Principal Military Operations; Appendix II: Principal War Conferences; Appendix III: Outline Chronology of Churchill's War.
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When he became Prime Minister on 10 May 1940, Churchill was without allies. Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain saved Britain from defeat, but it was evident that Britain alone could never win the war.  Read more...

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'Magnificent. This is a meticulously researched history, but it is also a very moving human story' * The Herald *

 
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