Beyond the Odds


Beyond the Odds by John Scriven with Tim Dieppe

Providence in Britain’s Wars of the 20th Century

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At many times in the two World Wars, Britain was saved from disaster in circumstances that defied probabilities. There were sudden changes in the weather, inexplicable mistakes in strategy and tactics by the enemy and other extraordinary events. Using contemporary sources, and referencing the faith of commanders and national prayer, Beyond the Odds explores:

  • the beginning of the First World War and the ‘Angels of Mons’ in 1914
  • the capture of Jerusalem in 1917, and the near defeat before the victories of 1918
  • the fall of France, the Dunkirk evacuation and the Battle of Britain in 1940
  • the war in North Africa, Italy, Russia and the Pacific 1941-43, and D-Day 1944
  • the survival of Malta, Churchill’s Christianity, and the 1982 Falklands conflict