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Unsinkable: Churchill and the First World War

Unsinkable: Churchill and the First World War [Kindle Edition]

Richard Freeman
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Unsinkable' is the story of a man unjustly vilified: Churchill in the First World War. His enemies - the Tory party - censured 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 towards 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 Manager in 1917, where he pushed output to unimagined levels. His weapons delivered the victory that had eluded others for the previous three years.

About the Author

Richard Freeman has written several history books including The Great Edwardian Naval Feud and Admiral Insubordinate.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1241 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Spellmount (1 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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After years of working in education and training I have turned my lifelong passion for history into a new career as a writer of naval history. I particularly like to write about the people - Fisher, Asquith, Beresford, Churchill and so on. As you can see from my books, I do battles as well.
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'Freeman makes military history interesting' ... 'Freeman's accounts are so engaging' ... 'The excellent writing skills of Richard Freeman' ... 'Freeman is a master of scene setting'

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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, well-written, unique 22 Dec 2013
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Freeman's biography of Churchill during this period that was crucial, both in Churchill's career and in British history, is lucid, clear and informative.

I was surprised to discover that the popular view (that Churchill was responsible for the disaster of Gallipoli) is wrong both in the sense that it wasn't really a disaster (at least not compared to the loss of life on the Western Front) and that it would almost certainly have turned out differently if Churchill had got his way. This, and many other commonly held presuppositions about the man and his work, are comprehensively demolished by Freeman. Nevertheless he is no Churchill apologist, drawing attention to his egotism, follies and errors.

On a couple of occasions there are minor unnecessary repetitions of material already covered but these do not detract from its overall excellence. A solid 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars YOUNG WINSTON AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR. 11 May 2014
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Surprising as it may seem this is the only scholarly text reviewing Winston Churchill's entire career during the First World War. It is elegantly written, fair and balanced in it's judgements on both men and affairs. Churchill comes out of it as being second only to Lloyd-George in his efforts to bring victory to his country and in saving Europe from German domination as he was to do- on a much more impressive scale - twenty five years later. A wonderful addition to anyone's collection of books about Winston Churchill. A delight to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fact filled book. 2 Dec 2013
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Another intriguing book from the pen of Richard Freeman. Keeps the reader interested right to the end.
Richard always seems to tease out facts other writers have missed. Very enjoyable.
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