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The Second World War by Winston Churchill, 21 Feb 2004
This is every bit an edge of your seat read, if it were fiction it would be up there with Lord of Rings, in both detail and length!!!
This book guides you through the political and military history from the end of the First World War, which shaped the world of sanctions, trade and political will, right through to the after affects in the 1950’s.
It shows where political judgement at one moment affected the future time and time again. This is interwoven with a detailed examination of the military facts, some tragic, some heroic that are the consequence of them.
The style of Churchill is one of detail and plot, which makes for an easy read, allowing a solid grasp of the plot, as well as an understanding of views of all the main players, through his eyes.
A fantastic read and thoroughly recommended, simply a terrible shame that it is all fact and not fiction!