In this moving extract, Sir Winston recounts the thoughts and motivations behind another of his iconic speeches. A legendary piece of oratory, most famous for giving rise to the description of the heroes of the Battle of Britain as “The Few”.
Sir Winston recounts one of many ‘behind the scenes’ political encounters of the war. This time focusing on his sometimes fraught relationship with the 1st Earl of Halifax, who was (for a time) contender for the role of Prime Minister.
In typically understated style, Winston recollects a moving story from the dark and harrowing nights of the infamous London Blitz; one of the most critical and tense periods in his career as wartime Prime Minister.