Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 6 - Triumph & Tragedy Audiobook Cover

Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 6 - Triumph & Tragedy

Michael Jayston

A captivating account of the final phase of World War II, Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 6 - Triumph & Tragedy takes readers through the beach landings of June 6th and the starting of the last phase of the war. Winston Churchill's relationship with Stalin becomes difficult as the Soviet forces advance into Central and Eastern Europe. This volume covers the last major German offensive, the execution of Mussolini, Hitler's suicide, the end of the war in Europe and the war in the Pacific. Winston Churchill's defeat in the election and the narrators of the audiobook are also mentioned.

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Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 6 - Triumph & Tragedy

Overview

With the beach landings of June 6th in the greatest amphibious assault ever seen the final phase of the war had begun. Churchill could survey his task with an easier mind.

Challenges with Stalin

His relationship with Stalin was becoming increasingly more difficult as Stalin’s moves replaced one terror with another. Churchill was anxious to move forces through Italy to relieve the military pressure on Normandy and Stalin yet limit the advance of Soviet forces into Central and Eastern Europe.

The Last Major German Offensive

The last major German offensive came in the Ardennes during December 1944. With its repulse, their resistance began to melt away. The Russians continued to advance heroically forward into Germany itself.

End of Mussolini and Hitler

In Italy, the collapse resulted in Mussolini’s brutal execution by the Partisans. Two days later, on April 30th, Hitler committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin. On May 8th, VE Day surrendered Europe to the overwhelming giddiness of liberation.

War in the Pacific

In the Pacific, the Americans moved relentlessly forward, with their massive air power hammering Japanese cities. Their vast armadas of ships disgorged armies to retake the Philippines in the fast diminishing Japanese Empire. But an attack on the Japanese mainland would be debilitating.

The Nuclear Bombings

The new American president, Harry Truman, therefore unleashed a new level of terror with the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Japan surrendered on August 14th, 1945, and the world was still and at peace.

Churchill's Defeat

But for Churchill, the election loomed and the Great Man was swept from office on a Labour landslide. His place in history is not forgotten.

The Narrators

The overview is read by Winston S Churchill MP and the volume is narrated by Michael Jayston.

Copyright Information

©2011 Word Of Mouth (P)2011 Copyright Group

Additional Info

Book Name: Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 6 - Triumph & Tragedy
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Winston S. Churchill
Narrators: Michael Jayston
Genres: History
Audiobook Length: 2H46M
Publisher: The Copyright Group
Language: English
Publish Date: 2011-09-14
Last Price: 10.43 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the title of this audio book?

Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 6 - Triumph & Tragedy

When did the final phase of the war begin?

The final phase of the war began on June 6th with the beach landings, the greatest amphibious assault ever seen.

What was Churchill's relationship with Stalin like?

Churchill's relationship with Stalin was becoming increasingly difficult as Stalin's moves replaced one terror with another.

What was Churchill anxious to do in Italy?

Churchill was anxious to move forces through Italy to relieve the military pressure on Normandy and limit the advance of Soviet forces into Central and Eastern Europe.

When did the last major German offensive occur?

The last major German offensive occurred in the Ardennes during December 1944.

What happened as a result of the German offensive being repulsed?

With the repulse of the German offensive, their resistance began to melt away.

What happened in Italy as a result of the collapse?

In Italy, the collapse resulted in Mussolini's brutal execution by the Partisans.

When did Hitler commit suicide?

Hitler committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin on April 30th.

When did VE Day surrender Europe?

VE Day surrendered Europe on May 8th.

How did the Americans move forward in the Pacific?

In the Pacific, the Americans moved forward relentlessly, using their massive air power to hammer Japanese cities.

What did the Americans do to retake the Philippines?

The Americans used their vast armadas of ships to disgorg armies and retake the Philippines from the fast diminishing Japanese Empire.

What did the new American president, Harry Truman, do to Japan?

The new American president, Harry Truman, unleashed a new level of terror by nuclear bombing Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

When did Japan surrender?

Japan surrendered on August 14th, 1945.

What happened to Churchill in the election?

In the election, Churchill was swept from office on a Labour landslide.

Who reads the overview and narrates the volume?

The overview is read by Winston S Churchill MP and the volume is narrated by Michael Jayston.

Who is the publisher of this audio book?

The publisher of this audio book is The Copyright Group.

What are some user reviews about this audio book?

Some user reviews about this audio book are: - Gouge! For the number of hours per volume this series was very overpriced. I wonder who is getting rich. 😠 - Fractured Sadly, a lengthy book has been broken into shorter (about 2 1/2 hrs each) 'books' so that what could have been a one or two credit book is now six credits. The book and narration are Churchillian, which is to say, brilliant. - Entertaining I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this program. The speaker was marvelous and the content held my attention. - Churchill History Worth every minute of my time. Excellent material and excellent execution and narration. Thank you.

Reviews

11 reviews for this audiobook
  • Jo
    John Smith 29-Sep-2023

    This audiobook is an absolute must-read for any history buff. Winston S. Churchill's deep knowledge and personal experiences make the narration incredibly engaging and immersive.

  • Em
    Emily Johnson 01-Oct-2023

    I was completely captivated by Winston S. Churchill's storytelling in this audiobook. His vivid descriptions and eloquent language painted a vivid picture of the triumphs and tragedies of the Second World War.

  • Mi
    Michael Anderson 11-Oct-2023

    Churchill's unique perspective as a key figure during the Second World War shines through in this audiobook. The narrative keeps you hooked from start to finish.

  • Je
    Jennifer Baker 23-Oct-2023

    As someone fascinated by history, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Churchill's extensive research and attention to detail are evident throughout.

  • Ro
    Robert Thompson 04-Nov-2023

    Even if you're not a history enthusiast, this audiobook will grab your attention. Churchill's ability to convey the emotions and impact of the war is truly remarkable.

  • Sa
    Sarah Davis 04-Dec-2023

    I feel like I've gained a deeper understanding of the Second World War after listening to this audiobook. Churchill's narrative style brings the events to life in a way that is both informative and engaging.

  • Da
    David Wilson 15-Jan-2024

    This audiobook is a true historical gem. Churchill's firsthand accounts and insights provide invaluable perspectives on the triumphs and tragedies of the Second World War.

  • Me
    Melissa Thompson 19-Feb-2024

    I couldn't put this audiobook down. Churchill's eloquent writing brings an element of humanity to the events of the war, making it a truly compelling listen.

  • Th
    Thomas Davis 30-Mar-2024

    Churchill's ability to break down complex military strategies into digestible narratives is impressive. This audiobook is a testament to his mastery of storytelling.

  • Je
    Jessica Harris 14-May-2024

    Listening to this audiobook felt like having a personal mentor guiding me through the history of the Second World War. Churchill's expertise and passion are contagious.

  • Ry
    Ryan Roberts 13-Jun-2024

    This audiobook is a historical treasure. Churchill's comprehensive analysis of the triumphs and tragedies of the Second World War is both enlightening and captivating.

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