The host of History Hit's 'Warfare' podcast James Rogers sits down with author and military historian John Buckley in the (IWM) Churchill War Rooms to discuss his new book: 'The Armchair General: Can You Defeat the Nazis?'
Listen to the Warfare podcast here: https://play.acast.com/s/the-world-wars
In this episode, the two discuss why and how Winston Churchill was chosen to replace Neville Chamberlain, whose policy of appeasement had failed to secure peace in Europe, and how his characteristics enabled him to lead Britain through its so-called Darkest Hour. How did Churchill manage to defeat his greatest political rival Lord Halifax to become prime minister? And what might have happened if Churchill hadn't been chosen to lead the country?
How close was he to making a peace deal with Hitler? When was Britain closest to losing the war? What made Winston Churchill the ideal wartime leader? Find out in this video!
John's book invites you to take the hotseat and make the key decisions that swung the result of the Second World War. It focusses on eight pivotal moments: Britain's Darkest Hour, 1940; The War in North Africa; Stalin's War on the Eastern Front; The Pacific Battle of Midway; The Dresden Bomber Offensive; Casablanca; Arnhem and Operation Market Garden; The Bomb and Hiroshima.