by Brian Farrell, Churchill And The Lion City Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Churchill And The Lion City book, British imperialism helped shaped the modern world order. This same imperialism created modern Singapore, controlling its colonial development and influencing its post-colonial orientation. Winston Churchill was British imperialism's most significant twentieth century statesman. He never visited Singapore, but his story and that of the city-state are deeply intertwined. Singapore became a symbol of British imperial power in Asia to Churchill, while Singaporeans came to see him as symbolizing that power. The fall of Singapore to Japanese conquest in 1942 was a low point in Churchill's war leadership, one he forever labeled by calling it 'the worst disaster in British military history.' It was also a tragedy for Singapore, ushering in three years of harsh military occupation. But the interplay between these three historical forces, Churchill, Empire, and Singapore, extended well beyond this dramatic conjuncture. The Last Lion and the Lion City provides a critical examination of that longer interplay through an analysis of Churchill's understanding of empire, his perceptions of Singapore and its imperial role, his direction of affairs regarding Singapore and the Empire, his influence on the subsequent relationship between Britain and Singapore.
by David Charlwood, Churchill And Eden Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Churchill And Eden book, Friends, rivals, confidants: for more than two decades, Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden worked closely together. But while one is revered as a great leader and national icon, the other is remembered as the architect of Britain's worst foreign policy failure. Churchill and Eden tells the story of the relationship between two men who led Britain through war and peace. The narrative ranges from the sunny south of France to the deserts of Africa and the jungles of Vietnam, covering the eras of the Second World War, the decline of Britain's Empire and the coming of the Cold War - and reveals a new perspective on the lives and decision-making of two of the most well known political figures of the Twentieth Century.
by C. Wilson, Churchill On The Far East In The Second World War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Churchill On The Far East In The Second World War book, Cat Wilson brings together two strands of historical scholarship: Churchill's work as a historian and the history of WWII in the Far East. Examining Churchill's portrayal of the British Empire's war against Japan, as set down in his memoirs, it ascertains whether he mythologised wartime Anglo-American relations to present a 'special relationship'.
by Alexander Joffe, Operation Crusader And The Desert War In British History And Memory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Operation Crusader And The Desert War In British History And Memory book, Operation Crusader, launched in November 1941, was the third and final British attempt to relieve the siege of Tobruk and break the German and Italian forces in North Africa. After tough initial fighting, the British made important gains, only to be countered by a stunning breakthrough overseen personally by Lt. General Erwin Rommel. As the British situation teetered, the commander of the 8th Army, Lt. General Alan Cunningham, was relieved of duty by his superior, General Claude Auchinleck. This decision changed the direction of the battle and perhaps the war itself. Why and how Cunningham was relieved has been the subject of commentary and speculation since it occurred. Using newly discovered evidence, Alexander Joffe rethinks the events that brought about the sudden relief of the operation's commanding officer, including insubordination. The book then discusses how narratives regarding the operation were created, were incorporated into British and Commonwealth official and unofficial historical writing about the war, and contributed to British historical memory. Based on a decade of archival work, the book presents a new and detailed analysis of a consequential battle and, importantly, of how its history was written and received in the context of post-war Britain.
by Richard Bosworth, The Cambridge History Of The Second World War Volume 2 Politics And Ideology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cambridge History Of The Second World War Volume 2 Politics And Ideology book, War is often described as an extension of politics by violent means. With contributions from twenty-eight eminent historians, Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of the Second World War examines the relationship between ideology and politics in the war's origins, dynamics and consequences. Part I examines the ideologies of the combatants and shows how the war can be understood as a struggle of words, ideas and values with the rival powers expressing divergent claims to justice and controlling news from the front in order to sustain moral and influence international opinion. Part II looks at politics from the perspective of pre-war and wartime diplomacy as well as examining the way in which neutrals were treated and behaved. The volume concludes by assessing the impact of states, politics and ideology on the fate of individuals as occupied and liberated peoples, collaborators and resistors, and as British and French colonial subjects.
by Nicola Barber, Churchill And The Battle Of Britain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Churchill And The Battle Of Britain book, How did Winston Churchill inspire Britain and its Empire in the dark days of 1940, when defeat in World War II seemed imminent, and how did that lead to victory in the Battle of Britain? What choices did he have, what support and advice did he receive, and how did his decisions affect history and his legacy? This book looks at a momentous event from World War II, showing how one of the world's most famous leaders chose to follow a particular course of action.
by Robert Blumetti, The Lion Is Humbled Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Lion Is Humbled book, Scientists from the 22nd century implant a micro computer chip into Hitler's brain, giving him the knowledge that will ensure he does not make the wrong decisions during the first year of the Second World War. Thus, Hitler orders total economic mobilization in 1939, and orders the production of the He178 jet fighter in 1939. Hitler orders Guderian to take Dunkirk before the British can escape to England. He sends Rommel to North Africa in June 1940 with four panzer divisions. The result-the British Empire is brought to its knees.The Lion is Humbled is both science fiction and alternative history. Discover for yourself how easily history could have been changed by simple decisions that were not made. You will discover how the elimination of Admiral Canaris brings Spain into the war in July 1940, or how the defeat of the British at Dunkirk affects the U.S. presidential race in 1940, or how Joe Kennedy is able to bring down the Roosevelt administration.The Lion is Humbled is the first of a series of books by Robert Blumetti's series: The Thousand Year Reich. You can now learn for yourself of the alternative future that might have been.
by Paul Reid, The Last Lion Box Set Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Last Lion Box Set book, Universally acclaimed for their compelling narrative, their fresh insights, and their objective renderings of Winston Churchill's life, The Last Lion trilogy presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman. Born at the end of the 19th century when Imperial Britain still stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power, Churchill would witness the shift a few years later as the Empire hovered on the brink of a catastrophic new era. One of the greatest wartime leaders of our time, he would go on to stand alone, politically isolated in Parliament, as he took the lead in warning of the growing Nazi threat, and would lead Britain to victory against Nazi Germany and the Axis powers in World War II. Now, celebrated historian William Manchester's landmark biographies are collected together for the first time, along with the eagerly anticipated final installment Churchill's last years in power. More than thirty years in the making, The Last Lion is the definitive work on this remarkable man whose courageous vision guided the destiny of a nation during darkly troubled times-and who looms as one of the greatest figures of our century.