...> ... I'd skip Churchill.
Then (as is apparent) you'd miss a great deal of context and oversight
of the prosecution of the war.
What does your reading of a soldier's diaries in N Africa say about the
strategic difficulties of the Allies in having promised Stalin a second
front in '42 but not being able to achieve that until mid '44 while the
Russian army was being hammered on the eastern front? Not much, I would