Winston Churchill was one of the greatest statesmen of modern times, famous for his leadership of Britain in the Second World War and for forging its victorious alliance with the United States.
Churchill was also a renowned orator, writer and historian. Half American himself, he was fascinated from childhood with our greatest conflict, the Civil War. During his long life, he traveled widely visiting the War’s battlefields and analyzing its main events and leading personalities, from Abraham Lincoln to Robert E. Lee. Always interested in the “what might have been” of history, one of his most intriguing articles from the 1930’s was entitled “If Lee Had Not Won the Battle of Gettysburg.”
Join Lee Pollock, Executive Director of The Churchill Centre, as he explores Churchill’s fascination with the Civil War and what it reveals both about his own view of history and about the War itself.