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June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality; fearful, obsessive and hurting. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli. Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, Cohen Media Group,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780141724294
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Ashlee_M Jan 18, 2018

After watching the Netflix series 'The Crown', I was very interested in finding out more about Winston Churchill. This film can be very content heavy but I enjoyed it all the way through.

Dec 30, 2017

The movie was "Meh," but it was a different view than I am used to seeing of Churchill. While I did know much of what the movie covered, I wonder how accurate the portrayal is of Churchill. For example, it is well know Churchill was opposed to the Normandy landings and was always, ALWAYS, coming up with poorly thought out hair-brain ideas, but it was my understanding he quit activity opposing the invasion in the Spring on 44. This movie makes it sound like he opposed it right up until they succeeded. I wonder which it true?

This movie makes him come off as a senile, meddling old coot. He was meddling, but I don't see how he could have been this bad during the actual war.

Dec 17, 2017

We both went to sleep. Is war boring? Are Brits boring? Are old people boring? Is D-Day, a defining point in world history, boring? Apparently so. When we woke up (dogs were barking in the yard) we watched the last 1/2 at 1.5 x speed and it was still SLOW and BORING.

Dec 15, 2017

Saw a different side of the man and it answered a lot of questions. Very good movie.

Dec 12, 2017

Poor script or bad direction? It is hard to say, but the main characters play this like adolescent school boys. Has more in common with a soap opera than the high quality I have always come to associate Brian Cox with.

Dec 04, 2017

Excellent. A true library asset.

Dec 01, 2017

Excellent film and acting by Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson!!! I was unaware that Churchill was opposed to the D-Day invasion and attempted to stop it in the days preceding June 6, 1944. If you are unfamiliar with the horrible loss of life involved in the Gallipoli campaign in WWI, an estimated 27,000 French, and 115,000 British and dominion troops (Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Newfoundland) were killed or wounded. Over half these casualties (73,485) were British and Irish troops. Because Churchill was the champion of this landing of soldiers from the sea, he fears the the amphibious invasion of France will be a repeat of this huge loss of life. Terrific character study of a great man who suffered from often debilitating depression which he referred to as his "black dog". Highly recommend!!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

Nov 08, 2017

I thought this film was quite good – it portrays Churchill in a unique way; a human being with weaknesses and frailties and not just a commanding politician. Brian Cox is excellent as Churchill and he comes across rather eccentric and egotistical as the British Prime Minister. D Day is approaching in WWII and Churchill will not endorse it. He has fears of massive causalities because he supported and advocated for the Gallipoli beachfront assault during WWI which was a bloodbath for the allies. He then decides he should be on one of the invading ally ships, but no one wants him there. His wife, his King, British military personnel and American military personnel – General Dwight Eisenhower try to talk him out of it. The featurette in the extras comments that Churchill was a manic-depressive which was often fueled by his drinking. He is 70 years old at this time period and he has difficulty accepting old age and new ideas. People close to him try to convince him that the public needs his moral support and encouragement. The film does not idolize him, but tries to portray him and his personal complexities.

Oct 16, 2017

I was befuddled after about 20 minutes and decided to pause it and look online for reviews. This piece of crap would have you believe that Churchill was either senile or so afraid of casualties that he wanted to do away with the D-Day invasion. Almost all the reviews I read said that this movie was based on nothing historical and some even called the writer a loon. I did not finish it and you should definitely NOT watch it.


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