Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny
97 min • Politics & World Affairs, History • 2013 • M
This film focuses on Winston Churchill’s years in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. The film also focuses on his return to government by the demand of the British people and his ascension to the Prime Minister’s office in 1940. As historian John Lukacs explains in the film, Winston Churchill did not win the war in 1940. Sir Martin Gilbert, historical consultant for the film and Winston Churchill’s official biographer, theorizes that Western Civilization as we know it was saved by Churchill during the period when he alone among the world’s leaders, stood up to Hitler and Nazism.