Churchill's Bodyguard

Churchill's Bodyguard

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For fans of Darkest Hour and Dunkirk, discover the story of Walter H. Thompson, the man who saved Winston Churchill's life more than once.

Walter H. Thompson was Churchill's bodyguard from 1921 until 1945, brought back from retirement at the outbreak of war.

Tom Hickman's authorised biography draws heavily on extracts from a manuscript recently discovered by his great-niece, in which Thompson gives a unique insider's account of a number of occasions on which Churchill's life was put seriously at risk and his intervention was needed.

After the war, Thompson married one of Churchill's secretaries, and her recollections, as well as those of surviving family members, are interwoven to tell the revelatory inside story of life beside the Greatest Briton.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 24mm | 120g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 16pp b/w photos
  • 0755314492
  • 9780755314492
  • 173,884

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'a groundbreaking new book' * Yorkshire Post * 'fresh anecdotes abound in these fascinating pages' * Glasgow Evening Times * well-written and engaging... a worthy edition to the Churchillian canon * BBC History magazine *
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About Tom Hickman

Tom Hickman has worked as a journalist and editor on numerous national and specialist publications. He has written ten books including a history of the BBC during the Second World War and the very well reviewed THE CALL-UP.
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