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Churchill and the First World War


272 Pages, 6 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: April 2014

ISBN 9780752498898

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Apr 2014)


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A history of Churchill's achievements in the Great War and why he was dubbed "the unsinkable politician" by the Morning Post when he returned to office in 1917Here is the story of a man unjustly vilified: Churchill in World War I. His enemiesâ€â€Âthe Tory partyâ€â€Âcensured him for Antwerp, the Dardanelles, and Gallipoli. He could do no right and was regarded as a dangerous maniac. But the true story is quite the opposite. This book tells how, as a brilliant First Sea Lord, Churchill was ousted by his enemies, yet clawed his way back to power against all the odds. As the leading critic of senselessly sending men to march toward machine guns, his calls for "machines not men" went unheeded. After a spell in the trenches he returned to London to clear his name over the Dardanelles. Then he relentlessly fought his way back to power through his brilliant, incisive criticism of the land war. The unsinkable politician finally became Munitions Minister in 1917, where he pushed output to unimagined levels. His weapons delivered the victory that had eluded others for the previous three years.

Author Biography

Richard Freeman has written more than 60 books, including The Great Edwardian Naval Feud.