Tuesday 12 May 2020

A great leader defeated

A great leader defeated

Winston Churchill is arguably Britain's greatest wartime leader, having led his country through its 'Darkest Hour' all the way to victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. So why, just months after VE Day, did he lose the 1945 General Election?

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Winston Churchill
Churchill War Rooms
Explore the underground headquarters that between 1939 - 1945 acted as the top-secret nerve centre from where Churchill and his inner circle determined the course of the Second World War.
D-Day 75 Churchill and D-Day
D-Day
Churchill and D-Day
After years of planning and preparation, Winston Churchill wanted to see D-Day unfold with his own eyes.
Joy Hunter, a typist in the Churchill War Rooms during the Second World War, sits behind a desk
Second World War
Joy Hunter on life as a typist at Churchill War Rooms
Joy Hunter was a typist in the Churchill War Rooms during the Second World War. She recalls what it was like to see Winston Churchill at work - and tells the story of one memorable evening with the film loving Prime Minister!