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Into the Storm (2009)

Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm (2002), Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.

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Winston Churchill is named Prime Minister on the very day the Nazis launch their invasion of the low countries and France. The immediate concern is the fate of the British Expeditionary Force now trapped with their back to the sea. The evacuation at Dunquerque saved most of them. Churchill formed a unified government with the Labour party and was steadfast in refusing to negotiate with the Germans. He developed a personal relationship with U.S. President Roosevelt but England (as Churchill always referred to the UK) stood alone until the U.S. entered the war. By war's end however, Labour won the election and Churchill was out of office. Written by garykmcd

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A relentless leader is the greatest weapon of war.


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Clive Mantle (Thompson), Donald Sumpter (Lord Halifax), Iain Glen (King George VI), Robert Pugh (General Ismay) and Patrick Malahide (Major General Bernard Montgomery) have all starred in Game of Thrones (2011). They respectively portray Greatjon Umber, Maester Luwin, Jorah Mormont, Craster and Balon Greyjoy. See more »

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Clement Attlee was played by a Scottish actor with a Scottish Accent. In fact he was born in Putney, South West London and therefore did not have a Scottish accent. See more »

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Excellent Movie
17 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As you can gather from the other "reviewers" here, the only people who generally disliked this movie are the pretentious English snobs and those who want to be. Perhaps they forget, this is a movie. It, like all "true stories," lies on a historical foundation that is covered by a great deal of assumptions. Assumptions that have to be made because so few are left alive who knew Churchill, and even fewer who have reliable memories. Only so much screenplay and dialogue can be gleamed from the pages of a history book. Otherwise you'd end up with a documentary instead of a movie. If a documentary is more your taste, then watch one. This is a movie. And a damn good one.


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