Winston S. Churchill’s complete, first edition in original dust jackets, six volume classic history of the Second World War. The set includes: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grant Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; and Triumph and Tragedy.
“The Second World War” is a definitive history of the period from the end of the First World War to July 1945, written by Winston Churchill. It was largely responsible for his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. Churchill wrote the book, with a team of assistants, using both his own notes and privileged access to official documents while still working as a politician; the text was vetted by the Cabinet Secretary. Churchill was quite fair in his treatment, but wrote the history from his personal point of view. This is the true 1st edition London printing.
All six volumes in original dust jackets are presented in a custom cloth slipcase, with author’s portrait and gilt embossed signature. The third volume, “Their Finest Hour”, is signed by Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Volumes date from 1948-1954 and were published by Cassell & Co. of London.