Churchill

The Last Prize

Episode Guide »
The final hour opens with Churchill's day trip to the Normandy beaches in June 1944. When victory in Europe finally came, Churchill led the celebrations. But in private, he was depressed, brooding about the dangers of Stalin and communism. During a 1951 election he pledged to lead Britain in the post-war age, and determined to forge a peaceful alliance between the two superpowers, the USA and USSR. One month short of his 77th birthday, Churchill became Prime Minister again. But the pressure of leadership quickly began to show and in April 1955, he resigned as Prime Minister. Incredibly, Churchill confided to a friend that he felt he hadn't achieved anything in his life. He was depressed at the lack of Britain's power and the death of the British Empire. Churchill was the embodiment of Britain and the age of imperial grandeur. When he died in January 1965, it was not only the end of an incredible life, but the end of an era.
 

More...



Comments

Share your thoughts, questions, and comments on "Churchill" here.
 

Vermont PBS educates, informs, entertains and inspires Vermonters to be lifelong learners and engaged in their community.

A New England Emmy Award Nominee!

Episode 1 of Qulture has been nominated for a New England Emmy Award! Check out vermontpbs.org/qulture now to watch the episode and learn about episode 4 coming this May!

Poetry Out Loud

10 finalists from Vermont high schools brought their performances to the Vermont PBS studio for the state finals competition. Watch these captivating presentations now!

Vermont PBS PLUS!

Learn about our second HD broadcast service offering alternative programming and more content from local and regional producers.

Check out our Vermont PBS Wish List

The Wish List is where we display things our station needs. If you enjoy tangible giving, you might consider funding an item – individually or with a group. Click for more info 

Sign up for the Vermont PBS Weekly

Our weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming shows and important station news. Sign up today!

Lifelong Learning

Upcoming and featured!


People talk about Vermont PBS!

Vermont PBS

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2016 Vermont PBS
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn