The History of the Second World War, Vol. 2 by Winston Churchill audiobook

The History of the Second World War, Vol. 2: Their Finest Hour

By Sir Winston Churchill
Read by Michael Jayston

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The Second World War Series, First Edition: Book 2

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In this short and intense period of the war, Churchill’s sense of history is profound. “If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say this was its finest hour.” In this second volume, Britain stands alone in combat against the mortal threat posed to civilization, liberal democracy, and human decency. Between May 1940 and January 1941, the world witnessed some of the most spectacular military victories of all time. The audacity and brilliance of Hitler’s Blitzkrieg staggered both France and Britain. The Allies had prepared for a repeat of the entrenched First World War instead of something altogether more terrifying, mobile, and destructive. The consequences were almost fatal. Dunkirk was a victory plucked from the jaws of defeat. The Battle of Britain was defiance against the odds but mastery of the skies remained in British hands and “Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.” In the deserts of North Africa, the outnumbered British forces went from victory to victory against Mussolini’s conscripted men. There were many hardships and disasers to come, but Churchill could rightly proclaim “Alone but up—born by every generous heartbeat of mankind—we had defied the tyrant in the height of his triumph.”

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In this short and intense period of the war, Churchill’s sense of history is profound. “If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say this was its finest hour.”

In this second volume, Britain stands alone in combat against the mortal threat posed to civilization, liberal democracy, and human decency. Between May 1940 and January 1941, the world witnessed some of the most spectacular military victories of all time. The audacity and brilliance of Hitler’s Blitzkrieg staggered both France and Britain. The Allies had prepared for a repeat of the entrenched First World War instead of something altogether more terrifying, mobile, and destructive.

The consequences were almost fatal. Dunkirk was a victory plucked from the jaws of defeat. The Battle of Britain was defiance against the odds but mastery of the skies remained in British hands and “Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.” In the deserts of North Africa, the outnumbered British forces went from victory to victory against Mussolini’s conscripted men. There were many hardships and disasers to come, but Churchill could rightly proclaim “Alone but up—born by every generous heartbeat of mankind—we had defied the tyrant in the height of his triumph.”

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“Written with simplicity, lucidity, and gusto. This book is history.” New York Times

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 2.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English