Churchill's Desert War

March 2016


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Churchill’s overriding purpose is now to persuade the Americans to adopt his strategy for defeating the global threat now posed by the alliance of Germany, Italy, and now Japan as well. To this end, he invited himself to the White House, and ultimately, the Battle of Alamein ensued. (Part 2 of 2) (From the UK) (Documentary) (Rpt) PG


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The Battle of El Alamein in November 1942 has gone down in history as an epic encounter between two famous generals, Montgomery and Rommel. This compelling film marks the 70th anniversary of this crucial Second World War episode by examining the high politics and grand strategy behind the many myths that have grown around it. Jonathan Dimbleby creates a vivid portrait of a struggle that for Winston Churchill marked the turn of the tide against Nazi Germany, but for the soldiers on the ground me...
May 2015

May 5, 2015

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On September 13th 1940 80,000 Italian troops marched out of Libya into Egypt to threaten the epicentre of the British Empire at a critical moment in the Second World War. And what began as a desert skirmish rapidly became the fulcrum of Britain's struggle for survival against the Nazis. This obscure wilderness, of no apparent strategic value, was the scene of Winston Churchill’s lonely stand against the seemingly overwhelming forces of the German-Italian fascist Axis. To tell this compelling st...