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The Hinge of Fate by Winston S. Churchill
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The Hinge of Fate (1948)

by Winston S. Churchill

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Series: Churchill's The Second World War (Volume 4)

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Churchill's masterful 4th volume of WWII, continues the narrative of WWII, and documents the turning points of the war. Roughly tracing the events of 1942, Churchill details the setbacks of early 1942, and the successes of the later part of the year. A truly magnificent account, told from the British perspective of how worry and concern turned into expectation of victory throughout that pivotal year. ( )
  bhuesers | Mar 29, 2017 |
The Dark days in the desert, and the turn-around at El Alamein are covered here in the fattest volume of the war memoirs. The Fall of Singapore and the considerations of the Japanese War become apparent. But we end with the landings in Algeria and Morocco.
Read at least four times. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Nov 7, 2013 |
Another installment of the masterful telling of the history of the Second World War. The breadth and penetration of Churchill's oversight is quite staggering, and the access to top-level communications paints a vivid picture of the direction of the war. The only fault, as usual, is the omission of any mention of Bletchley Park's output - though the reasons made sense at the time, reading now the lacuna is most noticeable. ( )
  gbsallery | Sep 13, 2010 |
The fourth volume of Churchill's Second World war series concerns the turning point of the war. Although Churchill states that he knew the war was won in the third volume this is the book in which the actual events occurred.

However, the book is much more about politics than combat. There are a great many memos, letters and position papers. Political events are well covered. In any event, this is all interesting at least to me. It relates how a major war leader conducts affairs, leads men and initiates events. I can recommend the book and the series. ( )
  xenchu | Apr 22, 2010 |
Volume 4 of Churchill's WW2 history. ( )
  stpnwlf | Jul 16, 2007 |
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MORAL OF THE WORK
In War: Resolution
In Defeat: Defiance
In Victory: Magnanimity
In Peace: Good Will


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How the power of the
Grand Alliance
became preponderant
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This new year of the Second World War, 1942, opened upon us in an entirely different shape for Britain.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395410584, Paperback)

From uninterrupted defeat to almost unbroken success: a year when Rommel is gradually thrown back in North Africa, and in the Pacific the tide turns.

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A chronicle of the period from January 1942 through May 1943 during which the fortunes of the Allies turned from disaster to success.

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