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When Great Britain entered the First World War in August 1914, Winston Churchill stood at the apex of power as First Lord of the Admiralty, civilian head of the world’s greatest navy and a key strategist in the nation’s military planning. Barely a year later, stripped of office, condemned for and haunted by the failure of the Dardanelles campaign, he crossed the English Channel to serve in an army battalion on active duty at the front.
1916 was a pivotal year in the life of the man who, in a later world war, would lead Britain to victory against an even more menacing German opponent. It was a time of excitement and adventure, discouragement and redemption and a renewed self-confidence in the role he would play as he continued “walking with destiny” the remainder of his life.
Join Lee Pollock as he discusses Winston Churchill’s professional and personal experiences in war and government.
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Mr Lee Pollock is a historian, writer and public speaker on the life and times of Winston Churchill. He has written about Churchill for the Wall Street Journal, the New Criterion, American Purpose and the Daily Beastand has appeared on CBS, the BBC and other media outlets in the U.S. and Britain. Lee has spoken about Churchill’s legacy and leadership at venues ranging from the U.S. House of Representatives, the Pentagon and the U.S. Supreme Court to leading universities, history museums, non-profit institutions and clubs.
Lee is a Director, Advisor to the Board and Member of the Operating Committee of The International Churchill Society and previously served as the Society’s Executive Director. A native of Montreal, Canada, he is a graduate of McGill University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago.
He is the author of a forthcoming book, Action This Day: Adventures with Winston Churchill.