Winston Churchill: A Penguin Life - Chapter Six, War and Peace, 1915-1932 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Six, War and Peace, 1915-1932 Summary and Analysis

Churchill has to struggle to reconstruct his political career, as initially most in the House of Commons ignore him. However, when Churchill is cleared of wrongdoing for the incident in the Dardanelles in March 1917, things begin to change. Along with this, Lloyd George replaces Asquith as Prime Minister and Churchill and George reconcile. Churchill quickly becomes minister of munitions and then, two months after World War I ends, he becomes secretary of state for war and air.

This appointment leads him to become involved in supporting the Whites against the Bolshevik Reds in the Russian Revolution. From the outset Churchill is a staunch anti-communist, opposed to their leadership (Lenin and later Stalin) in every way save the extreme expediency of an alliance during World War Two. Churchill's entire sense of the...

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