Synopses & Reviews
Would it have been possible for the First World War to be avoided? Steve Cliffe, author of Churchill, Kitchener and Lloyd George: First World Warlords, believes so, as did David Lloyd George, Britainand#8217;s wartime prime minister. In a bloody act of annihilation that killed over half a million young British men, Lloyd George was one of three powerful personalities who indelibly stamped their authority and influence on the conduct and final outcome of and#145;the war to end all warsand#8217;. Of the other two, Winston Churchill became better known for his role in the Second World War, although his role in the earlier conflict was considerable and#150; firstly as First Lord of the Admiralty and later outside the government. Lord Kitchener was arguably the greatest instigator of Britainand#8217;s war effort.
The full story of the men who guided Britainand#8217;s destiny in the First World War
About the Author
Stephen Cliffe had an ancestor who charged with the Life Guards at Waterloo and a great uncle who was killed in the Battle of the Somme. A lifelong journalist and student of military history, and a former staff public relations officer at C-in-C Fleet, Royal Navy, Cliffe is an ex-Liberal Democrat councillor and is very much interested in the Liberal and coalition governments during the First World War.