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In the final film in the Great Britons series, Mo Mowlam MP puts the case for Winston Churchill. In the summer of 1940 Britain stood alone on the brink of invasion. Hitler's forces were on the horizon, poised to destroy us. It was the most dangerous moment in our history. We needed an inspirational leader, and we found it in Winston Churchill. Churchill had waited all his life for this moment. Although neglected and unconfident as a child, he always believed it would be his destiny to lead the nation. Throughout the 1930s Churchill was a lone voice in the wilderness warning of the danger posed of Hitler's Germany but when he became Prime Minister in 1940 he fulfilled his destiny and led Britain to victory.

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1 hour

Last on

Sun 24 Nov 2002 20:00


Role Contributor
ProducerCharlotte Moore
Series ProducerMark Harrison
DirectorCharlotte Moore