Churchill's WWII

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The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster Summary

Churchill's history of the Second World War is, and will remain, the definitive work. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction. Please note: This book was originally published in six volumes:

1.The Gathering Storm
2. Their Finest Hour
3. The Grand Alliance
4. The Hinge of Fate
5. Closing the Ring
6. Triumph and Tragedy

Churchill then condensed these into four volumes, which have since been released as one, rather hefty, publication. Audible has published the unabridged recordings of Churchill's condensed volume, divided into four parts, as follows:

1.Milestone to Disaster
2.Alone
3.The Grand Alliance
4.Triumph and Tragedy

©1959 Cassell and Co. Ltd; 1990 the Esate of Winston Churchill (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Churchill's history of the Second World War is, and will remain, the definitive work. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely good listening

    • By William on 18-08-09

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 2

    • The Second World War: Alone

    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 114

    "After the first forty days we were alone," writes Churchill. This edition is part two of Churchill's own abridgement of his original six-volume history of the Second World War.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By William on 26-09-09

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 3

    • The Second World War: The Grand Alliance

    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 86

    Dealing with war on a giant scale, The Grand Alliance focuses on events as Britain, after fighting a desperate battle alone, was joined in the struggle against the enemy by Soviet Russia and the United Sates. Hitler's invasion of Russia brought to an end a period of almost exactly a year during which Britain and her Empire had stood alone. Six months later, the United States, attacked by Japan, joined the war and the Grand Alliance was born.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another engrossing instalment

    • By Kirstine on 28-09-11

    Regular price: £18.49

  • Book 4

    • The Second World War: Triumph and Tragedy

    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 72

    This volume of Churchill's history of World Ward 2 recounts the dramatic months as the war drew to a close - the normandy landings, the liberation of western Europe, the bombing of hiroshima and Nagaski, and the surrender of Germany and Japan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awe-inspiring history

    • By Kirstine on 28-09-11

    Regular price: £19.69