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  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; 4 edition (5 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141441755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141441757
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 4.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 233,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) was prime minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. A prolific writer, whose works include The Second World War and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.

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THIS new year, 1942, of the Second World War opened upon us in an entirely different shape for Britain. Read the first page
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John P. Jones III TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Jun 2012
This is the fourth volume of Churchill's six volume history of the Second World War. The first volume covers the approximate 20 year period between the end of WW I until May, 1940. The second volume covers approximately seven months, commencing with the German attack on France until the end of the year. The third volume covers one year: 1941. Britain, and her Empire had fought the Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan alone for almost a year before Hitler's attack on the Soviet Union, in June, 1941, led to the USSR joining an alliance with Britain. Six months later, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the third major power into conflict with the Axis. This volume describes how the three greatest allied powers, each in their own way, finally turned the tide, and reversed the relentless advance of the axis powers. It commences at the beginning of 1942, and covers the next 18 months, until mid-1943.

The first half of the book is focused on the relentless onslaught of Japan. It seemed that victory was only followed by another. All of Indochina fell, and the entire coast of China. The Japanese quickly raced down the Malay Peninsula, and seized Singapore from behind, one of the greatest defeats of the British Empire. The Dutch East Indies also fell, and Australia and New Zealand prepared for invasion (Darwin was bombed.) Burma was also invaded, and occupied, and the invasion of northeastern India was the high water mark of the Japanese advance. Few actions could underscore the true global nature of the war than the invasion of Madagascar. In the first half, Churchill also covers the vital battles against the U-boats in the North Atlantic, in order to keep the supplies flowing to Britain and the Soviet Union.

The second half of the book is entitled "Africa Redeemed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Reeves on 1 Dec 2006
If you are interested in WWII, then this, and the rest of Churchill's books are for you. There is a huge amount of detail, and you get a real sense of the drama and problems surrounding Winston as the war nears and then unfolds. Clearly written, this book is an absolute education on the war, and all the politics to make sure it was won.
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I have read all the six volumes which are a really "good read". Better than a good read - now I want to re-read them all. WSC was an amazing man, but a "magnetic" author. As each story unfolds - especially the French side - you can see the characters, the personalities that WSC had to deal with. The country that claims to have "won the war" darned near lost it for us!!!

How we won that war is a miracle. Without him we would never have had a chance.
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Excellent brand new book, well packaged and delivered. Presently have first three volumes, plus this one (Vol.4) hope to buy the rest of the six volume set as time goes on.
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