Churchill Cold War Warrior: Winston Churchill and the Iron Curtain (Hardcover)

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Churchill Cold War Warrior: Winston Churchill and the Iron Curtain (Hardcover)

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In Churchill Cold War Warrior, renowned military historian Anthony Tucker-Jones reassesses Winston Churchill's neglected postwar career. He explains how in an unguarded moment Winston inadvertently sowed the seeds for the Cold War by granting Stalin control of Eastern Europe. Famously Churchill, at Fulton, then warned of the growing danger created by this partition of the continent.

Winston after the Second World War wanted to prove a point. Shunned by the electorate in 1945, instead of retiring he was determined to be Prime Minister for a second time. Biding his time he watched in dismay as Britain scuttled from India and Palestine and weathered the East-West confrontation over Berlin. He finally got his way in 1951 and took the reins of a country with drastically waning powers.

Churchill was confronted by a world in turmoil, with an escalating Cold War that had gone hot in Korea and an unraveling British Empire. Communism and nationalism proved a heady cocktail that fanned the flames of widespread conflict. He had to contain rebellions in Kenya and Malaya while clinging on in Egypt. Desperately he also sought to avoid a Third World War and the use of nuclear weapons by reuniting the 'Big Three'.
Product Details ISBN: 9781399047456
ISBN-10: 1399047450
Publisher: Frontline Books
Publication Date: September 30th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English