Riveting documentary material with some modern computer graphics added occasionally to help describe the scenario as it unfolded. Admittedly there is some duplication of still images throughout the set but this is offset by the interesting narration throughout each disc in the series.
I bought this DVD box set as a Christmas present for my 79 year old father who has always been a long-time fan and an avid admirer of Sir Winston Churchill. As my father's knowledge of Churchill is already extensive, I thought it would be almost impossible to purchase anything that could enhance his knowledge and interest, however, this 12 DVD boxset really ticked all the boxes. It offers a new and unique insight to this great war time leader through the experiences of his Bodyguard Walter H Thompson over a period of some 19 years. Wonderfully narrated by Robert Powell, and Dennis Waterman as the voice of Walter Thompson, these DVDs with previously unseen footage of truly gripping events really brings the WWll era alive in the 21st century. In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed watching these DVDs myself! Whilst highly educational, I feel that this is a 'must purchase' for those who have an interest in WWll & for Churchill fans everywhere. A truly excellent buy and one which made my father's Christmas!! Highly recommended viewing!
I've seen a couple of episodes of “Churchill's Bodyguard”. I found it interesting. The story revolves around the British prime minister's perennial bodyguard, Walter H Thompson (Walter for short) and the almost innumerable attempts to assassinate Churchill. Occasionally, the story is humorous, with Churchill recklessly standing on a roof top, longing to see German V1 rockets at close range. Walter must have worked overtime to save the British war leader from himself! One episode deals with the Nazi-Iranian conspiracy to kill Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at the Tehran Conference.
It seems some other reviewers weren't as satisfied with the series as I was. After all, most of the material shown consists of stills of Winston, Walter and other prominent politicians or military men, plus a lot of maps. Well, it's a historical documentary, guys, not a Hollywood flick. Want some action? Go watch “Inglourious Basterds”, ha ha. Or start a new world war…