The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill - Part Four: Cataract Summary & Analysis

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Six million European soldiers are mobilized the first week of World War I. Spy stories abound. Even Winston hears of such stories from Clementine living on the Norfolk coast. British warships are on patrol and there are mines in the Straits of Dover. There is a blockade of German and Austrian ports. British seaplanes hunt U-boats. British planes attack the zeppelin sheds in Germany and shoot down aircraft. Germany announces it will sell Turkey two ships to replace the two England withheld. The two ships are staffed by German crews and cross the Black Sea to Russia which causes Russia to declare war on Germany. Turkey might have sided with England if the ships had not been withheld.

Clementine and the children return to Admiralty House in late August while the British navy is busy attacking German ships. Britain loses three ships in a U-boat attack which begins a string...

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