The Video Library of Biography -- VHS WINSTON CHURCHILL/JOSEPH STALIN.
Place Published: Norwalk Conn:
Publisher: Easton Press Video,
Date Published: 1989.
Description: VHS -- The Video Library of BIOGRAPHY -- Narrated by Mike Wallace-From the acclaimed television series Biography. Winner of the Peabody Award.WINSTON CHURCHILL (1874-1965) The most beloved British statesman of modern times and a true giant of history. Throughout his long and colorful career as a military officer, politician, and historian, Churchill steered England through crucial periods of history - World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. He was a symbol of Imperial Britain. 1vice appointed First Lord of the Admiralty, he was Prime Minister throughout the critical years of the Second World War and continued to hold a seat in Parliament until well into his eighties. This stubborn, proud, and complex leader inspired defiance in the face of Nazi tyranny. With his allies, the United States and the Soviet Union, he led the world's monumental struggle against Fascism. Under his peerless leadership, victory was won, peace was secured, and Britain and her allies ensured that the world was once again free from Nazi aggression. JOSEPH STALIN (1879-1953) A political genius and a man unsurpassed in cunning and cruelty. Hungry for power at any cost, he schemed his way to eventual domination of one billion people. Stalin, the son of a peasant shoemaker, became dictator of Communist Russia after Lenin's death. He posed as a benevolent ruler, but nothing could have been farther from the truth. During his first two years as dictator, millions of Russian peasants were murdered in cold blood by the Red Army. In 1936, Stalin led purge trials against his fellow Communists, executing anyone and everyone who threatened his domination. Stalin seized World War II as an opportunity to enlarge his empire - first with a shocking nonaggression pact with Hitler and later in his scheming bargains with the United States and Britain. Stalin ended World War II with complete control of Eastern Europe. A ruthless leader, a murderer of his fellow Russians, and a traitor to his peers, Joseph Stalin left a legacy that has shaped the Communist empire he established. JMVINTAGE specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor..and other curious people.Binding: Video
Book Id: 8038