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Martyn Sadler

50 years since the death of Churchill

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Which is why I said "to misquote" him.....

Sorry ;)


“Few thought him even a starter.There were many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM. An Earl and a Knight of the Garter.”

Clement Attlee.

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A well travelled aristocrat.He did warn in the 1930s about Nazi Germany's build up of arms


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He was accused of being a racist we all know that and a war monger.When he was warning about Germany in the 1930s does anyone know what his views were on the Spanish Civil war?


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FROM 2004,TO DO WHAT THIS CLUB HAS DONE,IF THATS NOT GREATNESSTHEN i DONT KNOW WHAT IS.

JAMIE PEACOCK

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He was accused of being a racist we all know that and a war monger.When he was warning about Germany in the 1930s does anyone know what his views were on the Spanish Civil war?

 

As with most things he flipped then flopped.

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He was accused of being a racist we all know that and a war monger.When he was warning about Germany in the 1930s does anyone know what his views were on the Spanish Civil war?

 

"Unlike most British politicians at the time, Winston Churchill was vocal regarding this war. Although he despised communists, he was fearful of the fascist state Franco would establish if he was to win the war. He paid particular attention to Adolf Hitler's involvement in the war, and was deeply troubled by the increasing cooperation between Germany and Italy. He noted the recent conflicts in Abyssinia, Rhineland, and Spanish were not regional conflicts, but rather they "involve the whole structure of Europe, with possibilities of realignment carrying the promise of deadly danger to England." By mid-Feb 1939, the last Republican strongholds of Barcelona and Catalonia both fell. Churchill was unable to persuade his colleagues in the parliament, and Britain, immediately followed by France, recognized Franco as the legitimate ruler of Spain on 27 Feb 1939."

 

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He was accused of being a racist we all know that and a war monger.When he was warning about Germany in the 1930s does anyone know what his views were on the Spanish Civil war?

 

Wikipedia states he was initial in favour of non-intervention. So guess my original post along with WR's post highlights he changed his opinion.

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In that case Attlee, Bevin and Morrison, who ran the country while Churchill was running the war should get some credit. (they never do)  Shouldn't Churchill also get some blame for plunging the Allies into his second southern European debacle in Italy?

The invasion of Italy was  i think to attract german troops away from europe in anticipation of D Day.

The germans hoped the italians would hold the allies back but they didnt and germany had to send troops as italy collapsed.

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Churchil was originally aWhig and crossed the floor of the house to join the tories.

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The invasion of Italy was  i think to attract german troops away from europe in anticipation of D Day.

The germans hoped the italians would hold the allies back but they didnt and germany had to send troops as italy collapsed.

I think the Americans would have gone for an invasion of France in 1943.  Whether they'd have been right or not is a moot point.  But certainly Monte Casino was no "soft underbelly" to quote the great man.  Of course waiting a further year for the Russian to kill a few more Germans didn't do any harm. 


“Few thought him even a starter.There were many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM. An Earl and a Knight of the Garter.”

Clement Attlee.

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Eugenics. Says it all.

Not quite.

 

Eugenics was incredibly popular among many people in the post-Darwin era until soon after the second world war.

 

This article makes that clear.

 

Churchill was one of many from all sides of the political and intellectual spectrum.

 

It had gained in popularity after the publication of Darwin's work.

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