The Second World War: The Grand Alliance : Churchill's WWII

  • by Winston Churchill
  • Narrated by Christian Rodska
  • Series: Churchill's WWII
  • 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This volume of Churchill's history of the Second World War recounts the events of 1941 surrounding America's entry into the War, Hitler's march on Russia, and the alliance between Britain and America.
"After the first forty days we were alone," writes Churchill. This edition is part two of Churchill's own abridgement of his original six-volume history of the Second World War.
Please note: This book was originally published in six volumes:
1. The Gathering Storm
2. Their Finest Hour
3. The Grand Alliance
4. The Hinge of Fate
5. Closing the Ring
6. Triumph and Tragedy
Churchill then condensed these into four volumes, which have since been released as one, rather hefty, publication. This is an unabridged recording of Churchill's condensed volume, broken up into four parts, as follows:
1. Milestone to Disaster
2. Alone
3. The Grand Alliance
4. Triumph and Tragedy


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Another engrossing instalment

I've been riveted by the first three parts of Churchill's mastery story of the Second World War of which this is the third. Even though much of the narration relates to the strategy behind and execution of battles I found this book gripping, filling me with awe over Churchill's stamina and single-minded dedication to his tasks. In retrospect it's frightening to think of the risks he took flying hither and thither to speak face to face with Roosevelt, Stalin and various other leaders as the war raged. I am struck by his patient diplomacy, humility and willingness to admit mistakes, but at the same time being fearless in his quest to save Western Civilization. This book tells the stories of the USSR's heroic struggles and of disaster and then triumph in North Africa when, at last, the Allies started to have successes. I've down-loaded the fourth and final part of this monumental work and will start listening right away. It's a testament to Churchill's fine writing (and Christian Roska's outstanding narration) that such a wealth of detail about war should be so engrossing.
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- Kirstine

A mind Boggling and inspirational listen

His diaries are probably the most evocative books I have ever listened to. A absolutely awesome man who thrived in the most complex and terrible period of our worlds history. Incredible stuff.
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- Lee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-04-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios