In an hour of gathering darkness and discouragement, the people of Great Britain turned again to a leader who had served them well before. The message, "Winston is back," flashed through the world as it once flashed through the British fleet, carrying with it a quickening reassurance and a leap of hope.
If all had been well with Britain, Winston Churchill might never have been called. It was not the fate of Britain's greatest leader to serve his people in prosperity. Six years ago, in the hour of his country's...