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Churchill - The Gathering Storm, Part 6

As Clementine (whom Churchill had married in September of 1908) leaves on a four-month expedition, Winston settles-in for a period of ever-more concentrated work. 

"We are entering upon a period of danger and anxiety," he warns the Members of Parliament in the House of Commons.  "There is no doubt that the Germans are superior to us in the air, at the present time.  And it is my belief that by the end of the year they will possibly be three, or even four times, our strength."

Upon hearing such statements, those in power want Churchill isolated.  How, after all, would Britain be able to rearm?  Who would pay for it? 

"London," warns Winston, "is the greatest target in the world ... We cannot retreat.  We cannot move London."

Video clip from The Gathering Storm, a BBC-HBO co-production for television.

See, also:

Churchill - The Gathering Storm, Part 1

Churchill - The Gathering Storm, Part 2

Churchill - The Gathering Storm, Part 3

Churchill - The Gathering Storm, Part 4

Churchill - The Gathering Storm, Part 5

Churchill - The Gathering Storm, Part 7

Churchill - The Gathering Storm, Part 8

Churchill - The Gathering Storm, Part 9

Churchill - The Gathering Storm, Part 10


Media Credits

Clip from The Gathering Storm, a BBC-HBO television drama based on Volume I of Winston Churchill's six-part, Noble-Prize winning WWII chronicle. (The first volume is also called The Gathering Storm). 

For additional background, see Winston and Clementine - The Personal Letters of the Churchills, edited by their daughter Mary.

Not everyone agrees with Churchill's analysis of events leading up to the war.  See, for example, this article by Professor John Charmley.

Clip from The Gathering Storm, online courtesy BBC's WorldWide Channel at YouTube.  Copyright, BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.

 

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