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Taking a deep dive into 1940, this editorial narrative paints a picture of the state of the world when Winston Churchill was confronted with the decision to negotiate with Nazi Germany, or escalate the conflict to a fully-fledged war.
Using a structure that mirrors the film, we examined the key events in the first days of Winston Churchill's premiership through the lens of The New York Times front page. Reporting on events of the previous day, these contemporary accounts provide a unique insight into how Churchill was perceived in the U.S. at the time. These cover selections also offer insight into into how the war was being covered by the Times as Nazi forces were taking over Europe.
By excerpting these real articles, coupled with expert analysis from historians and other experts, we provide readers greater context into the events dramatized in the film with the intent of enticing them to see it. Through a retrospective lens, we explore how Churchill was personally handling the dire situation in Europe and the personal struggles taking place behind the scenes.
From a visual standpoint, we leveraged New York Times archival content, Art Deco illustration reminiscent of WW2 propaganda, and transcripts giving readers a true sense of Churchill’s role in shaping his legacy and defining history.
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