This is the incredible story of the darkest days of World War II when Winston Churchill and his Generals Montgomery, Alexander, Wavell and Brooke were facing catastrophe on every front. They suffered defeat at Dunkirk and survived the Battle of Britain. With enormous amounts of courage and skill they fought off the Luftwaffe and managed to hold on until the Allied invasion of Europe. On 10th May 1940 Churchill became Prime Minister and took control of Britain's War Effort. He appointed key men to command the forces upon which the free worlds survival depended. This is the story of his relationships with these remarkable men and the American Generals who followed them. Dwight Eisenhower and George Marshall. Some of the finest actors from Britain and USA were assembled to take on the difficult task of making believable characters from well-known historical figures, including Joseph Cotten (Citizen Kane) as General George C. Marshall. Written by Ian Curteis.
Timothy West, Eric Porter, Arthur Hill, Joseph Cotten, Richard Dysart, Ian Richardson, Patrick Allen, Alexander Knox, Robert Arden, Paul Hardwick, Peter Copley, Patrick Magee, Terence Alexander, Lyndon Brook, Amanda Walker