Sir Martin Gilbert: Historian who became an authority on Churchill and on the Holocaust and served on Lord Chilcot's Iraq Inquiry


It has been a week of two significant anniversaries. It is 50 years since Winston Churchill's funeral and 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Sir Martin Gilbert, who has died aged 78 but lived to see both anniversaries, was a key figure in researching and documenting the people and events around both these landmarks of 20th century history.

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