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

Dealing with war on a giant scale, The Grand Alliance focuses on events as Britain, after fighting a desperate battle alone, was joined in the struggle against the enemy by Soviet Russia and the United Sates.
Hitler's invasion of Russia brought to an end a period of almost exactly a year during which Britain and her Empire had stood alone. Six months later, the United States, attacked by Japan, joined the war and the Grand Alliance was born. It was a momentous turn in the course of the war and Sir Winston Churchill noted, 'United we could subdue everybody else in the world. Many disasters, immeasurable cost and tribulation lay ahead, but there was no more doubt about the end.'

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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