Churchill at War: His ‘Finest Hour’ in Photographs 1939-1945

Illustrated with 195 photographs that Sir Martin hand-picked and captioned, from the archives of
the Imperial War Museum in London, Churchill at War reveals the many sides of Winston
Churchill. Whether deep in conversation with world leaders, sharing a joke with dock workers,
inspecting bomb-damaged cities, rallying his troops in the theatres of war, picnicking with his
generals on the banks of the Rhine, visiting the ruins of Berlin, or celebrating the victory over
Germany, Churchill’s charisma, strength of character, sense of humour, sensitivity, and love for his
country shine out from these images.

Book Excerpt:

“Travelling from Canada to the United States, Churchill had some moments of relaxation at Niagara
Falls, with his daughter Mary. In the foreground is Churchill's Principal Private Secretary, John
Martin. Churchill had first visited Niagara Falls in 1900, at the age of twenty-five while on a
lecture tour of the United States and Canada.”

What the author says

“All the photographs reproduced in this book have been taken from the collections of the
Photograph Archive at the Imperial War Museum. … I am grateful to Terry Charman of the
Imperial War Museum for providing me with a mass of photographs from which to choose the
pictures in this book and also for giving me the benefit of his considerable expertise in the military,
naval and air spheres.”

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  • Formats: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0233004433