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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (818 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Winston S. Churchill Narrator: Michael Jayston Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this short and intense period of the war, Churchill's sense of history is profound. 'If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say this was its finest hour.'

In this second volume, Britain stands alone in combat against the mortal threat posed to civilisation, liberal democracy, and human decency. Between May 1940 and January 1941, the world witnessed some of the most spectacular military victories of all time. The audacity and brilliance of Hitler's Blitzkrieg staggered both France and Britain. The Allies had prepared for a repeat of the entrenched First World War instead of something altogether more terrifying, mobile, and destructive.

The consequences were almost fatal. Dunkirk was a victory plucked from the jaws of defeat. The Battle of Britain was defiance against the odds but mastery of the skies remained in British hands and 'Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.' In the deserts of North Africa the outnumbered British forces went from victory to victory against Mussolini's conscripted men. There were many hardships and disasters to come, but Churchill could rightly proclaim 'Alone but up-bourne by every generous heart beat of mankind we had defied the tyrant in the height of his triumph.'

The overview is read by Winston S Churchill, MP, and the volume narrated by Michael Jayston.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pat | 2/13/2014

    " I begin to suspect the Kindle editions of Churchill's WWII history were a rush job: sloppy formatting, inept ocr, and nobody bothered to proofread them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 1/21/2014

    " quite revealing about a lot of the US/UK interactions, that reverberate today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nathan | 1/12/2014

    " I wanted to read a history of the war from a major player. Mr Churchill goes into exhausting detail as to the administration of the war. It was boring to read. There are 6 volumes in this series. I could only choke down two. However, If you wish to know how many planes and boats the british had in 1940, or want to know the output of certain munition factories during the bombing of Britain. Or perhaps what color dress Mrs. Chamberlain was wearing during tea with Churchill....this is your book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephen | 1/5/2014

    " Listened to the audio book version. Really stunning, detailed, history. "

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