Om Their Finest Hour
The second volume of Winston Churchills six-volume definitive historical and autobiographical account of World War II, < i>Their Finest Hour picks up where The Gathering Storm left off--with the fall of France to Hitlers forces and Britains stand as the lone defender against the Nazi war machine.
Britain was virtually alone in its definitive stand against Hitler for eight months. Through internal memoranda, personal correspondence, and other contemporary documents, Churchill reveals hidden aspects of the war--such as how much Britain really knew about Germanys plans for invasion and Hitlers attack on Russia; secret negotiations with Spain, the conflicts within the French resistance movement; and an intelligence leak that led to failure in West Africa. As both a witness and a shaper of history during this volatile time, readers can ask for no better guide than Winston Churchill.