Foreward by Sir Martin Gilbert
Douglas S. Russel
'Awesome in its lavish detail ... a fascinating and reveaking read' The Good Book Guide
As a young man Winston Churchill set out to become a hero, to make a name for himself in the public eye as a soldier and so make possible a life of politics and statesmanship. There were many chances to fail and many close calls in the face of sword, spear and bullet along the way. Yet Churchill survived and succeeded - an early measure of his courage and stubborn will that the world would come to know so well in the Second World War.
This is the first full-length, fully researched biography of Churchill's colourful military career. Using an unrivalled range of sources, from contemporary accounts and archival documents to previously unpublished photographs and detailed maps by Sir Martin Gilbert, the author examines the military career of the vigorous young officer of hussars who later became the greatest Briton of the twentieth century. Covering his training at Sandhurst through to his experiences in the mountainous North-West Frontier of India and the charge of the 21st Lancers at Omdurman, the South African veldt and the deadly trench warfare of the Great War, Douglas S. Russell vividly recounts Churchill's army life with careful attention to historical detail and all the drama that the real life adventures of his subject deserve.
ISBN 10: 1844860329
ISBN 13: 9781844860326