Never Surrender, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Winston Churchill embarks on a battle of wills with Adolf Hitler in the run-up to Dunkirk.

The compelling new historical novel from the acclaimed author of Winston's War. Winston Churchill at his lowest ebb - pitted in personal confrontation with Adolf Hitler, and with ghosts from his tormented past. Friday 10 May 1940. Hitler launches a devastating attack that within days will overrun France, Holland and Belgium, and bring Britain to its knees at Dunkirk.

It is also the day Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister.

He is the one man capable of standing in Hitler's way - yet Churchill is still deeply mistrusted within his own Cabinet and haunted by the memory of his tortured father. Never Surrender is a novel about the courage and defiance that were displayed in abundance - not just by Churchill, but by ordinary men and women over three of the most momentous weeks in British history.


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THe second in Dobbs' series taking a brief period in Churchill's life during the War and showing the intrigue and problems he faced whilst giving the broader context.It seemed to me well researched and whilst it may have put extra 'spin' on the lack of support from Halifax, Kennedy and others, I am sure that they were difficult to handle.The relationship with the memory of Churchill's father seemed over-played to me.

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2nd in the series of four books about Winston Churchill's war. My review of Book 1 "Winston's War" is apposite. Dobbs does a good job of filling in gaps for the reader who starts with Book 2, but reading Book 1 first makes sense. This series is no mere hagiograph of Churchill. Dobbs gives him to us warts and all. The book ends with the evacuation of Dunkirk and there also Dobbs avoids the popular view of Dunkirk as some kind of success. The fictional characters that Dobbs invents give us the nitty-gritty and awfulness of the war. Now onto Book 3...

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