How important was Churchill's role in the war?
Churchill was very doubtful over whether the invasion of Northern France (D-day) would succeed
Churchill's role declined thoughout the war. By 1944 Britain was being dominated by the larger, richer and more powerful USA. It had lost one of it's key characteristics, it's freedom of action.
In a bid to reclaim some of it's power, the imaginative suggestion was the 1944 'Operation Market Garden' was initiated by Montgomery. It was an unmitigated disaster. Mostly due to the poor planning and the unexpected presence of a German ** division. The result was, the only way to defeat Germany would be to continue the invasion.
General Eisenhower (American) was put in charge of D-day, over…