Allies at War: Churchill v Roosevelt v De Gaulle
ALLIES AT WAR recreates the turbulent and dramatic wartime relationship between three titanic leaders who, in the public view, were on the same side: the American President, Franklin Roosevelt; the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill; and the Free French leader, Charles de Gaulle.
But behind the scenes they fought viciously and cunningly in pursuit of their own
agendas. ‘De Gaulle is a very dangerous threat to us,’ accused Roosevelt. ‘De Gaulle
is a man opportunist, unscrupulous, ambitious to the last decree’ complained Churchill.
‘We must have no relationship with the Anglo-
Hatred, rivalry, and hasty judgements underpinned a unique emotional triangle, as
well as occasional outbreaks of mutual respect and love. With extensive research
and newly uncovered wartime papers, Allies at War provides an extraordinary insight
into these complex men and the post-
'Allies at War is particularly good at showing us how events looked at the time,
rather than how they would later seem.' -
'A cracker' -
'Full of astonishing revelations and insights' -