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Episode 4: Churchill: Path to Victory

Summary

In 1941, Winston Churchill arrived in the USA to be greeted like a movie star by an adoring public. Securing the support of US president Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin required all Churchill's skills as a communicator and negotiator. The supreme effort that he put in to keeping his allies on side almost killed him, but it gave him the chance to lead his country to victory. This episode also explores the Allies' extraordinary victory on D-Day.
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Review

Churchill certainly had an ego to match his role as wartime leader. On a trip to Washington to woo Roosevelt, he rampaged around the White House, rejecting the suite he’d been offered and setting up camp opposite the president’s bedroom. While flying to Moscow to meet with Stalin, he used a specially adapted oxygen mask that allowed him to continue smoking cigars. It also, apparently, took two letters from the King to halt his plan to be on the frontline at D-Day. 

But, at this pivotal point of the Second World war, we also witness how Winston dealt with the fact that his personality had, ultimately, become no match for the resources of America and Russia. His answer? Stamping his famous image even more forcefully on the war effort.

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DirectorChris Durlacher
DirectorStephanie Seabrook
Executive producerNathaniel Lippiett
ProducerChris Durlacher
ProducerStephanie Seabrook
Series producerChris Durlacher

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  • Episode 4

    Churchill: Path to Victory

    Summary

    In 1941, Winston Churchill arrived in the USA to be greeted like a movie star by an adoring public. Securing the support of US president Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin required all Churchill's skills as a communicator and negotiator. The supreme effort that he put in to keeping his allies on side almost killed him, but it gave him the chance to lead his country to victory. This episode also explores the Allies' extraordinary victory on D-Day.
    Recommended

    Review

    Churchill certainly had an ego to match his role as wartime leader. On a trip to Washington to woo Roosevelt, he rampaged around the White House, rejecting the suite he’d been offered and setting up camp opposite the president’s bedroom. While flying to Moscow to meet with Stalin, he used a specially adapted oxygen mask that allowed him to continue smoking cigars. It also, apparently, took two letters from the King to halt his plan to be on the frontline at D-Day. 

    But, at this pivotal point of the Second World war, we also witness how Winston dealt with the fact that his personality had, ultimately, become no match for the resources of America and Russia. His answer? Stamping his famous image even more forcefully on the war effort.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorChris Durlacher
    DirectorStephanie Seabrook
    Executive producerNathaniel Lippiett
    ProducerChris Durlacher
    ProducerStephanie Seabrook
    Series producerChris Durlacher
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