Churchill usually comes in for (and deserves) some of the blame for the tragic failure of the Gallipoli Peninsula landings, but rarely does everybody “get it right.” Churchill's reasons for the attack and his subsequent exoneration from blame casts a different light on the Dardanelles-Galipoli affair.
“The idea that Winston Churchill wanted to covert to Islam is utter tripe,” tweets the historian Andrew Roberts. This has not prevented the National Post from claiming that he did, in a December 2014 edition.
Reviewing a recent book, The Churchill Factor, by London Mayor Boris Johnson, a reviewer repeated a widespread canard that Winston Churchill caused the Bengal Famine. This allegation false; Churchill did everything he could in the midst of world war to save the Bengalis, and without him the famine would have been worse.