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On the contrary, he was acutely aware of the fact that once again he had forced his way into the deadliest colonial battle the British Empire had to offer, watched as men all around him were killed and horribly wounded, and emerged not just alive but whole. “Nothing touched me,” he calmly wrote just two days after the Battle of Omdurman, in which the British had lost five hundred men to death and injury and the Mahdists twenty thousand. ” Churchill believed that, whatever had kept him alive on the battlefield, whether divine intervention or simply good fortune, his luck had been “set fair,” and he was eager to test its indulgence.
Churchill believed that, whatever had kept him alive on the battlefield, whether divine intervention or simply good fortune, his luck had been “set fair,” and he was eager to test its indulgence. “On what do these things depend,” he mused as a train carried him home. ” Nor did he hesitate. As 1898 came to an end, so did Churchill’s career as a soldier. Although he was in considerable debt, had not been trained for any other occupation and had been warned against leaving the army by everyone from his formidable grandmother, the Duchess of Marlborough, to the Prince of Wales, he resigned his commission in the British army early in the New Year.
Description: First edition. New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016. Identifiers: LCCN 2015049806 ISBN 9780385535731 (hardcover) ISBN 9780385535748 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: Churchill, Winston, 1874–1965—Military leadership. South African War, 1899–1902—Participation, British. South African War, 1899–1902—Prisoners and prisons, British. ” CHAPTER 23:An Invisible Enemy CHAPTER 24:The Light of Hope CHAPTER 25:The Plan CHAPTER 26:The Red and the Blue EPILOGUE Acknowledgments Notes Selected Bibliography Illustration Credits About the Author Illustrations PROLOGUE Crouching in darkness outside the prison fence in wartime southern Africa, Winston Churchill could still hear the voices of the guards on the other side.