The Second World War - Red

The Second World War - Red

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Title: The Second World War

Author: Churchill, Winston S

Publisher: Cassell & Co 1948

Condition: A lovely clean full set in Fine condition.

Size: 220 mm x 150 mm

Binding: Beautifully bound in full red goatskin with hand sewn endbands. All edges gilt. Gold Churchill signature to upper board with gold title to spine.

Presented neatly in a black cloth slipcase.

Description: Full 6 volume set. First edition, first printing.

Written between 1948 - 1953, this stands as the best of history; written as it was made, by the man who made it.

Churchill himself stating, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office... I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books."

Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history... it is a contribution to history..."

The Gathering Storm - Churchill's critical observations on the settlement of World War I and its place in the causes of the Second World War. Containing letters and memoranda from the British government--of which Churchill was part--as the country plunged unprepared into war. 

Their Finest HourAn enthralling account of key events and battles from May to December 1940 as Britain stood isolated while Nazi Germany pursued its seemingly unconquerable war path - the fall of France, Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, the horrors of the Blitz and Hitler's plans to invade and crush Russia, his sole ally in Europe.

The Great Alliance - The momentous events of 1941 surrounding America's entry into the War and Hitler's march on Russia - the continuing onslaught on British civilians during the Blitz, Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and the alliance between Britain and America that shaped the outcome of the War.

The Hinge Of Fate - How the tide of the war gradually turned for Britain and its allies from constant defeat to almost unbroken successes - Japan's successful assault on the Pacific, Britain's attempts to aid Russia and the defeat of Rommel at the Battle of Alamein.

Closing The Ring - chronicles the period between June 1943 and July 1944 as the Allies consolidated their gains towards a drive to victory - the fall of Mussolini, Hitler's 'secret weapon', the mounting air offensive on Germany, strategies to defeat Japan and the plans for D Day.

Triumph And Tragedy - Triumph and Tragedy recounts the dramatic months as the War drew to a close - the Normandy landings, the liberation of Western Europe, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the surrender of Germany and Japan. 

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