To explain the British attack on the French fleet at anchor in the harbor at Mers-el-Kébir [3.
July.1940], Sir Winston Churchill said, “What matters are events, not words.” His uncharacteristic humility vastly understates the enormous power his words held in those dark days during the summer of 1940. Through the prism of the selected documents and speeches, placed in the context of surrounding events, as Churchill succinctly noted, we see the evolution of the most horrific human tragedy in recorded history.
The Clarity of Hindsight offers readers a unique compendium of spoken and written words from the World War II era that span the war years (1931-1945) as well as the contributory years (1916-1939) and the aftermath (1945-1950). Through the prism of the selected documents and speeches placed in the context of surrounding events, we see the evolution of the most horrific human tragedy in recorded history. There are well-known, historic words from famous leaders as well as obscure documents only recently declassified and publicly released. Through these words, we see more clearly why the events of the mid-20th century played out as they did and millions of people paid a grotesque and staggering price. The magnanimity of victors after the century
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|Size: ||1.6 MB|
|Publisher: ||Saint Gaudens Press Inc.|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9780943039305 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|