June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill.
Behind the iconic figure and rousing speeches: a man who has faced political ridicule, military failure and a speech impediment. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality â€“ fearful, obsessive and hurting.
Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli.
Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny.
Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitlerâ€™s Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified heâ€™ll be remembered as an architect of carnage.
Political opponents sharpen their knives. General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery are increasingly frustrated by Churchillâ€™s attempts to stop the invasion. King George VI must intervene. Only the support of Churchillâ€™s brilliant, yet exasperated wife Clementine can halt the Prime Ministerâ€™s physical and mental collapse.
The untold story of Britainâ€™s most celebrated leader, uncovering the true nature of Churchillâ€™s herculean war-time status and his vital relationship with â€œClemmieâ€ â€“ his backbone and total confidantâ€¦the love that inspired him to greatness.