Roger Hermiston


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My most recent book

Thu 1st Jan 1970


My most recent book is All Behind You, Winston – Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45, published by Aurum Press. It tells the story of the most remarkable gathering of leaders in modern history: the war ministry that saw the country through its darkest – and finest – hour.

When Winston Churchill became Prime Minister in May 1940, his appointment was viewed with great unease by very many in his own party, let alone the rest of Westminster. Yet he assembled around him a coalition government that went on to feed, fund, shelter, mobilise, arm, evacuate, heal and ultimately save Britain.

This is a book that takes the reader inside the War Cabinet room, through the corridors of Whitehall and into the chamber of the House of Commons. It chronicles the friendships and the feuds amongst an eclectic group of individuals, who not only helped Churchill win the war but also began to initiate the social reforms that shaped post-war Britain.