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By FRED GLUECKSTEIN
Charlie Chaplin: “The charm of Churchill is in his tolerance and respect for other people’s opinions. He seems not to bear malice with those who disagree with him.” Though their political viewpoints differed, Chaplin and Churchill's friendship, begun in 1929, endured throughout the years.
By BRADLEY TOLPPANEN
Vigorous, handsome and colorful, Bernard M. Baruch was a wealthy American financier who advised nine U.S. presidents from Wilson to Johnson. From the mid-1920s he was Churchill’s oldest and closest American friend. Their long friendship, Baruch remarked, was “a source of inspiration and pleasure” which had “grown more rewarding with each passing year.”
By THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
Since the early 1990s it has been stated and endlessly repeated that Winston Churchill said Alan Turing OBE FRS (1912-1954) “made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany.” Turing’s contribution was indeed great, but there is no record of Churchill having issued such a singular encomium.