Their Finest Hour

Their Finest Hour

Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Their Finest Hour enthrallingly recounts 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.

Title:Their Finest Hour
ISBN:9780141441733
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  • Manny

    The bit from the second volume that everyone quotes is "We will fight them on the beaches". Well, I love that too, but my very favourite phrase is a less well-known one: "Tanks for Africa!" I know, it...

  • Lewis Weinstein

    It is an absolute delight to share the history as Churchill experienced it. The writing is clear and compelling, revealing the man as much as the times. So far, I have read through the 1940 events. Mu...

  • Mikey B.

    "We Shall Never Surrender" by Jean Cardot - at Le Petit Palais in ParisThis book covers the period from May 1940 to the end of that dire year – when Britain truly stood alone – for freedom and aga...

  • GoldGato

    This is the volume of the Second World War collection, in which Mr. Churchill really grabs the reader's attention. While the first volume had to present the background and all of the events leading up...

  • Grant

    This volume describes key events and battles from May to December 1940 when Britain stood alone against the might of the Nazis (and subsequently the Italians). Winston Churchill describes the theme of...

  • Kathy

    Reading this book I realized how American centered our teaching of history is. Not that it is unexpected or wrong really, we just leave stuff out because it doesn't directly relate to the US. For exam...

  • Londi

    We shall never surrender✌...

  • Johnny

    The page numbers in the following review correspond to the hardbound copy of the book rather than the paperback pictured.The second volume in Churchill's memoirs concerning his period as prime ministe...

  • Glyn Longden

    Rating: 8/10. In the last half century, the reputation of Winston Churchill has suffered significantly. He has been accused of failing to realize the political agenda of Stalin at the end of the war a...

  • Richard

    Winston Churchill's second book in his World War II series covers the time period from May to December 1940. The early weeks of Spring, 1940 were very busy for Churchill, since he had to name all of t...