Winston Churchill: The Flawed Genius of World War II by Christopher Catherwood

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History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme, attributed to Mark Twain.
In food for thought for today's policy makers, Christopher Catherwood believes two decisions by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill prolonged World War II to the detriment of the United States and Great Britain. The first was the diversion of scare British and Commonwealth forces from an offensive in Libya to disaster in Greece in early 1941, which delayed final victory in North Africa until 1943. The second was postponing D-Day from 1943 to 1944. He thinks invading western Europe rather than Italy in 1943 was logistically possible and could have ended the war earlier. American and British armies could have met the Russians in Poland rather than Germany, which would have been better for the western Allies in the Cold War that followed. Check catalog for availability.

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