Welcome to Sir Martin Gilbert's website, a celebration of his life and his work, his passion, his philosophy, his favourite haunts, his humour and his humanity.
The official biographer of Winston Churchill and a leading historian on the Twentieth Century, Sir Martin is a scholar and an historian who, through his 88 books, has shown there is such a thing as “true history”.
Churchill’s “Vote of Confidence”
The film Darkest Hour depicts a scene in a London Tube Station. In Sir Martin’s piece Churchill in 1940, High Points and Low Points, he describes a similar “vote of confidence”: … on the afternoon of 26 May 1940, at a meeting of the War Cabinet...Read more >>
The Sword or the Pen? The Jewish Experience by Esther Gilbert
Holocaust Memorial Day 2018: The power of words In September 1944, Salmen Grodowski buried a letter and diary near Crematorium II in Birkenau. The letter began: “Dear Finder, search everywhere, in every inch of soil. Tens of documents are buried under it, mine and tho...Read more >>