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Churchill's First World War

Drama-documentary about Winston Churchill's experiences during the Great War, with intimate letters to his wife Clementine allowing the story to be told largely in his own words.

Drama-documentary about Winston Churchill's extraordinary experiences during the Great War, with intimate letters to his wife Clementine allowing the story to be told largely in his own words. Just 39 and at the peak of his powers running the Royal Navy, Churchill in 1914 dreamt of Napoleonic glory, but suffered a catastrophic fall into disgrace and humiliation over the Dardanelles disaster.

The film follows his road to redemption, beginning in the trenches of Flanders in 1916, revealing how he became the 'godfather' of the tank and his forgotten contribution to final victory in 1918 as Minister of Munitions. Dark political intrigue, a passionate love story and remarkable military adventures on land, sea and air combine to show how the Churchill of 1940 was shaped and forged by his experience of the First World War.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Jan 2018 22:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Adam Kemp
Director Adam Kemp
Winston Churchill Adam James
Clementine Churchill Verity Marshall

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