The theme given by Churchill for this final work in his Second World War series is as follows:
“How the great democracies triumphed, and so were able to resume the follies which had so nearly cost them their life.”
A more fitting summary for the time period could not be found. Indeed, over the tumultuous victory of the Allied armies over the Axis tyranny hangs the dark cloud of a generation of conflict with Soviet Russia, and the even darker cloud–foreseen even in those days by Churchill’s keen obervations–of middle east conflict.
This work, together with the first in the series, needs to be read by all who value civilization as we know it, and the liberties which have been purchased at so great a price.