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Video Interview: Max Hastings on Finest Years

As one of the most written about figures in history, it remains as a testament to his legacy that there is still so much to say about Winston Churchill.

Max Hastings’ Finest Years seeks to paint a picture of Churchill than many of us won’t recognise, exploring the highs and lows of his premiership – and the qualities which made him both a flawed and great leader.


Describing Churchill as the ‘greatest actor on the world stage’ – Max explains that he believes that had he not been for Churchill, the allied forces would not have been victorious in WWII.

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