Secrets of the Dead "Churchill's Deadly Decision" & Churchill "Destiny, The Lion's Roar, and The Last Prize"

Secrets of the Dead "Churchill's Deadly Decision" & Churchill "Destiny, The Lion's Roar, and The Last Prize"

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
A photograph of Winston Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admirality, 1939.

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The evening begins with the story of Churchill’s decision to sink the French fleet followed by a three part biography of Churchill's extraordinary life.

Secrets of the Dead "Churchill's Deadly Decision" airs Friday, August 3, 2012 at 6 p.m. followed immediately by Churchill "Destiny, The Lion's Roar, and The Last Prize" at 7 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2).

Secrets of the Dead "Churhill's Deadly Decision" reveals the darkest side of Britain's Finest Hour. Some call his decision a turning point in the war; others call it a terrible betrayal and a war crime.

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Churchill "Destiny, The Lion's Roar, and The Last Prize"
Sir Ian McKellen narrates this documentary, which explores many of the myths that surround the Churchill legend, revealing the complexity of the real man who was soldier, adventurer, politician, author and arguably the greatest Englishman of the 20th century. The program presents an intimate representation of Winston Churchill's extraordinary character and life, illuminating the forces that drove him.

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