Concluding Sir Winston Churchill's narrative of the Second World War, TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY spans the period from the D-Day landings of June 1944 to the surrender of all Allied enemies 14 months later. In this period, Nazi Germany was crushed, partitioned and occupied; Soviet Russia established herself in the heart of Western Europe and in Japan, the first atomic bombs were cast.
Composed from the documents and speeches composed under the daily ordeal rather than being informed by hindsight and subsequent occurrences, TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY gives the truest picture of the momentous events that rocked the world during these fateful months.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom throughout the Second World War. Throughout his long and distinguished political career his writing was prolific. He was the author of 42 books and won the NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE in 1953 for his 'mastery of historical and biographical description'. Regarded by many as the greatest British Prime Minister in history.