Churchill’s 100 Days

John Ash analyses the key events which shaped and defined Winston Churchill’s first days as the wartime leader of Britain, who rallied a nation and empire in defiance, and forged an enduring, if controversial, legacy.

IMAGE Winston Churchill in a classically defiant pose.

Never in the history of mankind, and certainly never in the history of Western Europe, have so many pivotal events been telescoped into just one hundred days. These were the first one hundred days of the Premiership of Winston Churchill, a period which is the main focus of the new Winston Churchill film, ‘Darkest Hour’. Directed by Joe Wright (who also directed ‘Atonement’), the film is due for release in the United Kingdom on 12 January 2018, with the lead role filled by Gary Oldman.

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