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Sir John Colville interview

Title
Sir John Colville interview
Date
1985
Description
Mike Matthews talks to Sir John Colville, personal private secretary to Sir Winston Churchill during the last war. Sir John discusses the early days of the war when he worked for Chamberlain... the difference Churchill made to the war effort when he took over...Churchill’s shock at the collapse of France...what stopped Hitler invading Britain in 1940...wartime Cabinet meetings ... his personal relationship with Churchill...his experience as a fighter pilot and his attitude to killing...his family life... his opinion of Roosevelt, Stalin and De Gaulle and Churchill’s reaction to losing the post-war election.
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Duration
00:51:34
Genre
Interview
Radio station
Radio 210
Place of publication
Reading
Language
English
Country of origin
United Kingdom
Technical information
Stereo

Credits

Cast
Mike Matthewspresenter
Sir John Colvilleinterviewee

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