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The Blast of War 1939-45


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The Rt. Hon. Harold Macmillan in conversation with Ian Trethowan.

Winston Churchill
"You had to hold on, or he didn't think you were any good."

President Roosevelt
"He also had this curious idea, which many statesmen are apt to think, that other statesmen will yield to their charm."

General Eisenhower
"I don't think he was what is called by this awful word a very 'clever' man, if by that you mean great agility for taking every small point and worrying about it. But he had vision, he had decision."

General De Gaulle
"De Gaulle was already seized not so much with the military problems, in which he could only play a small part, but with defending the integrity, the strength, the pride of France."

Field-Marshal Alexander
"I think he's the best General that we've had since Marlborough."

Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister, 1957-1963 talks about the Second World War and his encounters with Churchill, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, De Gaulle, and Alexander -
in London, North Africa, Italy, and Greece.
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Interviewee: The Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan
Interviewer: Ian Trethowan
Producer: Margaret Douglas

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The Blast of War 1939-45

BBC One London, 17 September 1967 22.25

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