Winston Churchill

The War Lords Episode 3 of 6

AJP Taylor tells the story of Winston Churchill's wartime career, and analyses his character and achievements. He is controversially outspoken about some of Churchill's failings: 'I suppose his greatest mistake was his refusal to take the dangers in the Far East seriously'. Taylor is equally frank in his assessments of Churchill's heroic successes: 'There have been two great war heroes in our history - Nelson and Wellington. Both in their different ways were the saviours of their country. Churchill will be added unto them'.

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30 minutes

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Wed 4 Feb 2015 15:20
BBC Two Scotland

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AJP Taylor was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford from 1938 until 1976. He was also the first 'television don', delivering his historical lectures, throughout a 30-year broadcasting career, largely unscripted and without the aid of modern technology such as an autocue.


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This programme is available online as part of the Remembering Winston Churchill Collection