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Triumph and Tragedy by Winston S. Churchill
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Triumph and Tragedy

by Winston S. Churchill

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Series: Churchill's The Second World War (Volume 6)

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    Churchill: The Struggle for Survival 1945-60 by Lord Moran (Scotland)
    Scotland: This book is a good narrative of what happened to Churchill, the man, after the war years. As well, the creation and process of Triumph and Tragedy is mentioned multiple times throughout this book.
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The concluding volume of Churchill's World War 2 history, opening with the invasion Normandy and concluding with his electoral defeat just a few months after the war ended. Told with distinctive style and flair. ( )
  charlie68 | Apr 12, 2019 |
D-Day to losing the general election in the middle of Potsdam. As with the other volumes, some of the best stuff is tucked away in Appendix C; from why the British troops got less beer per week in Italy than the Americans to jet development to dealing with war crimes. ( )
  encephalical | Jul 3, 2018 |
The closing book of Churchill's magnificent series on World War II, this book is masterful in coloring the nuances of the final year of the war. Sprinkled throughout the book are numerous letters between Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin and later Truman - the narrative weaves between these letters filling in gaps and explaining context.

The book ends somewhat abruptly, as Churchill is unexpectedly voted out of office, and the tone of the book changes somewhat as if Churchill is uninterested in events if he isn't personally involved in them.

Regardless, the impending dread of the Iron curtain and Britain's powerlessness to stop the Iron curtain looms over this book. The death of Roosevelt, Stalin's deceit, and Britain's impotence all fatefully lead down one path - the 50 year Cold War.

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  bhuesers | Mar 29, 2017 |
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  neil-thornton | Aug 15, 2014 |
A massive Memoir, somewhat disguised as a history of WWII! But a necessary part of the Canon. WSC is a good writer, with a fine style that does veer into the oratorical. There's no one better positioned to tell of the British interests in the War. It goes quickly for a big book. It is written without acknowledgement of the Enigma intelligence. It seems I read it thrice! ( )
  DinadansFriend | Nov 4, 2013 |
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MORAL OF THE WORK
In War: Resolution
In Defeat: Defiance
In Victory: Magnanimity
In Peace: Good Will


THEME OF THE VOLUME
How the Great Democracies
Triumphed,
and so
Were able to Resume
the Follies
Which Had so Nearly
Cost them their
Life
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Our long months of preparations and planning for the greatest amphibious operation in history ended on D-Day, June 6,1944.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395410606, Paperback)

From the Allied landings in Normandy in June 1944 the Second World War had only fourteen months to run. This final volume of the account covers events right up to the unconditional surrender of Japan.

Churchill's six-volume history of World War II - the definitive work, remarkable both for its sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, universally acknowledged as a magnificent historical reconstruction and an enduring work of literature.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:38 -0400)

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The British statesman's account of the political and military theories and events which culminated World War II and solidified East-West conflicts.

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