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1942: Churchill’s darkest hour

Taylor Downing chronicles the events of the year 1942, which he contends was Britain’s lowest moment in the Second World War

Published: March 29, 2022 at 11:48 am
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Historian Taylor Downing chronicles the events of the year 1942, which he contends was Britain’s lowest moment in the Second World War. Speaking to Rob Attar, he revisits some of the disasters that befell the country that year and highlights the crucial victory that transformed Winston Churchill’s fortunes.

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Taylor Downing is the author of 1942: Britain at the Brink (Little Brown, 2022)

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Rob AttarEditor, BBC History Magazine

Rob Attar is editor of BBC History Magazine and also works across the HistoryExtra podcast and website, as well as hosting several BBC History Magazine events.

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