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The definitive first hand British account Account of WW2
on 13 April 2015
This is the third volume of a six volume account of WW2 from Winston Churchill. I am completely absorbed with these first hand accounts from the countries leader during this world conflict. Although written several years after the war, Churchills writing style is such that it could have been written within the last few years. The story of this conflict is narrated using many of Churchill's letters and correspondence to millitary, political and world leaders. Although there are sometimes throughout the book several pages of just these records of correspondence which tend to stray from the authors personal account of the time, I believe this keeps this book objective and factual. These volumes help me understand the fears of the country and very real threat posed against Britain during the height of Nazi power. I am amazed at Sir Winstons grasp of all the various aspects of running the Empire during the war and the whole range of different aspects he personally kept involved in and supervised. Having read many books on this subject over the period of thirty years I would say that this is the definitive account of WW2 from the British side of the conflict. I am really looking forward to the next volume and would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested this period of world history.