First English Volumes I-VI of The Second World War by Winston ChurchillInvest Now
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Although Winston Churchill insisted that his work was not history but rather “a contribution to history,” his six-volume series, “The Second World War,” is considered to be the definitive account of the deadliest conflict in human history. Written using a combination of his own notes and privileged access to official documents, the series helped earn Churchill the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature.
“Historians spend a lot of time visiting libraries and archives … Except, that is, when the historian in question is Winston Churchill and the book in question is a description of a war in which he played a starring role.”— David Reynolds, The New York Times
Winston Churchill is born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, a county in South England.
Churchill attends the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, just a few miles Southwest of London, England.
One month after being captured by Boer soldiers in the Anglo-Boer War, Churchill escapes.
At 26 years old, Churchill takes his seat in The House of Commons and his maiden speech gains widespread press coverage.
Churchill is promoted to the Cabinet as President of the Board of Trade.
Urged by Colonel Swinton, Churchill establishes The Landship Committee, which ultimately gives rise to the first tank vehicles seen in WWI.
Appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, Churchill oversees Britain's devastating return to the Gold Standard.
Winston Churchill is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
One month into his term, Churchill delivers his “This was their finest hour” speech to inspire the U.K. as it braces for the most grueling stage of WWII.
British forces drive German troops out of Egypt, a turning point in the war, and Churchill delivers his “This is not the end” speech at London’s Mansion House.
The first volume of Churchill’s The Second World War, ‘The Gathering Storm,’ is published by Cassell and Co., Ltd.
Volume II, ‘Their Finest Hour,’ is published.
Volumes III and IV, ‘The Grand Alliance,’ and ‘The Hinge of Fate,’ are published.
Volume V, ‘Closing the Ring,’ is published.
Churchill is elected to a second term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Volume VI, ‘Triumph and Tragedy,’ the final volume of Churchill’s The Second World War is published.
Churchill is Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, thus becoming Sir Winston Churchill.
Due in part to his publication of The Second World War, Churchill is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Churchill passes away nine days after suffering a stroke. His funeral is the largest state funeral in history, with representatives attending from 112 different nations.
RR Auctions sells a complete set of First English Editions of The Second World War (Volumes I-VI) for $10,033.
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Rally’s #CHURCHILL is a full six-volume set of the First English Edition of “The Second World War” with the first volume signed by Sir Winston himself. Today, inscribed First Edition Volumes similar to #CHURCHILL have consistently sold in the five-figure range, with prices appreciating by ~300% since 2015.Invest Now
|Price Per Share||$1.00|
|Number of Shares||7,500|
|Title (Vol. 1)||The Gathering Storm|
|Title (Vol. 2)||Their Finest Hour|
|Title (Vol. 3)||The Grand Alliance|
|Title (Vol. 4)||The Hinge of Fate|
|Title (Vol. 5)||Closing the Ring|
|Title (Vol. 6)||Triumph and Tragedy|
|Edition (All Volumes)||First English Edition|
|Publisher||Cassell and Co.|
|Publication Date (Vol. 1)||1948|
|Publication Date (Vol. 2)||1949|
|Publication Date (Vol. 3)||1950|
|Publication Date (Vol. 4)||1950|
|Publication Date (Vol. 5)||1951|
|Publication Date (Vol. 6)||1953|
|Inscription||Winston Churchill (Vol. 1)|