Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Victory And Defeat
Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  October 4, 2010

The final chapter in Churchill's career begins with the end of World War II. A financially depleted Britain was left struggling to keep up with two new superpowers, America and Russia. Opinion polls conducted through and after the war showed a gap between the esteem in which Churchill as a war leader was held and the way Churchill as a potential peacetime Prime Minister was viewed. An election was called and Churchill lost; now he had to get on with the humdrum task of leading a shadow cabinet. This did not interest Churchill and much of the ordinary business was left to his Deputy Anthony Eden.

The final chapter in Churchill's career begins with the end of World War II. A financially depleted Britain was left struggling to keep up with two new superpowers, America and Russia. Opinion polls conducted through and after the war showed a gap between the esteem in which Churchill as a war leader was held and the way Churchill as a potential peacetime Prime Minister was viewed. An election was called and Churchill lost; now he had to get on with the humdrum task of leading a shadow cabinet. This did not interest Churchill and much of the ordinary business was left to his Deputy Anthony Eden.

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