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THE SECOND WORLD WAR. by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S - First Edition - from Paul Foster Books (SKU: 9925)

THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

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THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

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Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948-54. FIRST EDITION. Six 8vo volumes. Illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. Some minor spotting to the first 3 pages of the first volume otherwise a fine, clean set, finely bound in recent full red morocco leather, spines with raised bands, gilt. Spine compartments ruled, lettered and decorated with gilt stamped rampant lion device. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine set of Churchill's monumental history.

Synopsis

Dealing with war on a giant scale, THE GRAND ALLIANCE focuses on events as Britain, after fighting a desperate battle alone, was joined in the struggle against the enemy by Soviet Russia and the United Sates. Hitler's invasion of Russia brought to an end a period of almost exactly a year during which Britain and her Empire had stood alone. Six months later, the United States, attacked by Japan, joined the war and the Grand Alliance was born. It was a momentous turn in the course of the war and Sir Winston Churchill noted, 'United we could subdue everybody else in the world. Many disasters, immeasurable cost and tribulation lay ahead, but there was no more doubt about the end.'

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On Oct 16 2010, ElectricEel said:
There is no doubt that Winston Churchill was a great stylist, and if you can only read one history of World War II, you should probably read this one. On the other hand, although I don't know if there are any outright lies in this book, he does deem occasionally filter the truth to suit his political convenience.

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Title
THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Author
CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S
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Publisher
Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948-54
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