Churchill's Bodyguard

Churchill s Bodyguard Walter H Thompson was Churchill s bodyguard from until brought back from retirement at the outbreak of war Tom Hickman s authorised biography draws heavily on extracts from a manuscript rec

  • Title: Churchill's Bodyguard
  • Author: Tom Hickman
  • ISBN: 9780755314492
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 iWalter 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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    766 thoughts on “Churchill's Bodyguard”

    1. Really good book which if you want to see human side of Churchill rather than politician. Really liked examples if his honesty in these days of expenses scandals


    2. An unusual and incredibly interesting insight to, and perspective on, the great Sir Winston Churchill through the 'eyes' of his Scotland Yard-assigned Detective Sergeant, Walter ("Tommy") Henry Thompson, his assigned police bodyguard from 1921 through 1945. Based on materials, photographs, memorabilia and manuscripts of Thompson's own collection and writings detailing his service, memories, observations and accounts, as well as other research and interviews conducted by the Author, Hickman. A th [...]


    3. Excellent read, which was a page turner all the way through. This is because of little known facts about Churchill and his bodyguard.I have the full set of the DVD collection too. It's so interesting hearing about Churchill and Walter Thompson's relationship. They became very close and their private antics are fascinating to learn about. I am an absolute fan of Walter Thompson who risked his life on many occasion to save Churchill.


    4. Engaging biography of Churchill's bodyguard, Walter Thompson,based on his diaries recorded through the years of service. At the same time, the book is effectively also a biography of Churchill, and offers a more intimate view of Churchill during the war years. The relationship between Thompson and Churchill was interesting to read as Thompson protected the brilliant, sometimes mercurial and necessary leader during the war even when Churchill would willingly put himself in the way of danger.


    5. An interesting and insightful view into the day to day challenges of protecting the arguably, most important man in the world at the time. A great reminder that no matter what position people hold in the world, they still all human. If you are interested in Churchill this book is worth the time.





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