Ironically, if not iconically, both were struck down in the midst of triumph: Churchill by the electors, Lincoln by a bullet. “In war you can only be killed once,” Churchill said, “but in politics many times.”
Return with us now to the crucial period September 1943 to April 1944. The prior volume, One Continent Redeemed, saw Africa cleared of Axis forces. Here the scene shifts to the invasion of Italy and planning for the Normandy landings, while the United States slowly expands operations in the Far East and Pacific, and the “Big Three” meet for the first time at Teheran.