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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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Len Cariou plays FDR in this movie. His TV son from Blue Bloods, Tom Selleck, did a wonderful job as General Eisenhower in Ike: Countdown to D Day. See more »

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When Churchill visits an RAF base, and the squadron is scrambled, a Spitfire and a Hurricane are shown taking off as a pair. In fact, Hurricane and Spitfire operations were kept separate, and the two types would not have been mixed at (and scrambled from) the same dispersal, as depicted in the film. See more »

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A Fine Cast Recreates History!
5 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brendan Gleeson did a splendid job playing Winston Churchill, one the century's most important leader as British Prime Minister during the Second World War. After the war, he takes vacation in the South of France. He flashes back to the Nazi invasion of Belgium and Holland. Janet McTeer is perfect as his wife, Clementine. The rest of the cast are well known on stage in the West End of London. They all do a fine job. The art direction is superb and believable. The film-length is long enough. Brendan Gleeson's performance as Winston Churchill is fully believable and multi dimensional. You can feel his pain and anguish in the film.


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