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Churchill goes to war : Winston's wartime journeys

Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: London : Conway, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than an account of Churchill's momentous meetings with Roosevelt, Stalin and other leaders at the height of the Second World War, this book illuminates the practicalities and risks of transporting a prime minister through dangerous skies and across hostile oceans during a time of global war. No life was more valuable to the British spirit than his, as he represented his country's will to resist the Nazis. Yet  Read more...
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Named Person: Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Lavery
ISBN: 1844860558 9781844860555
OCLC Number: 141382604
Description: 392 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. A Lavish Lunch and a Good Train --
2. Voyage to Placentia --
3. Good Voyage, Churchill --
4. The Dull Pounding of the Great Seas --
5. A Flying Hotel in the Fog --
6. The Longest Flight --
7. Vanderkloot Brings It Off --
8. To Moscow with an Atlas --
9. Agreement in Casablanca --
10. Wild Dreams in Turkey --
11. The Queen of the Ocean --
12. Poetry in the North Atlantic --
13. The Big Three at Tehran --
14. Convalescing at Marrakech --
15. 'Just a Little Bit of Wishful Thinking --
16. Percentages in Moscow --
17. Christmas in the Skymaster --
18. The Ways to Yalta --
19. 'We Could Not Have Found a Worse Place' --
20. Amid the Ruins.
Responsibility: Brian Lavery.

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'We had travelled all night in poor comfort, covering some 2300 miles in a flight of over 11 hours, a proportion of which was at over 14,000 feet, and there he was, as fresh as paint, drinking white  Read more...

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'Well Researched and at times, deeply inspiring.' Andrew Roberts, The Mail on Sunday

 
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