Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981)

Genres - Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama  |   Run Time - 390 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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As indicated by its title, this British miniseries concentrated on the years between the two world wars, when the eminent Winston Churchill (Robert Hardy) was politically out of favor in his own country. Acutely aware of the danger looming in a newly re-armed Germany, Churchill vainly tried to warn his fellow Britishers that Hitler was not a man to be trusted. It was only after the benighted PM Neville Chamberlain (Eric Porter) saw the promise of "Peace in Our Time" blow up in his face that Churchill was ensconced in his proper position as leader of his nation. First telecast in the U.K. in 1981, Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years aired in the U.S. two years later.

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British, government, political-leader, politician, Prime-Minister, world-war, Germany