This first hour tells the story of Churchill's early life -- his aristocratic birth, his search for glory on the battlefield, his rise up the political ladder and his fall from it. It follows his journey from being a young Conservative star to a leading Liberal social reformer, from the disgraced head of the British Royal Navy in WWI to the senior position of Chancellor of the Exchequer. This episode ends in 1931, when Churchill is left out of the national government, and his career seems to be over and his destiny unfulfilled.
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