Film: Rethinking the origins of the Cold War

Churchill's Great Game

By Professor Richard Toye, published 27th October 2022

Virtual Branch Lecture Recording

In this HA Virtual Branch talk Professor Richard Toye explores Churchill’s response to the USSR and how his actions during the early Cold War years intersected with his views of traditional Anglo-Russian tensions and the legacy of the ‘Great Game’.

Richard Toye is Professor of Modern History at the University of Exeter. He is a specialist in the history of rhetoric and is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction and The Roar of the Lion: The Untold Story of Churchill’s World War II Speeches. His book Winston Churchill: A Life in the News was published in 2020.

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