One the tragedies of Churchill’s career was the failed 1915 assault on the Dardanelles. Had Churchill, our correspondent asked, personally seen the Dardanelles beforehand? The short answer is yes, but the long answer sheds fresh light on an important aspect of Churchill’s character.
While Churchill and Hitler never met, they had a near encounter at a Munich hotel in the 1930's. During the evening Churchill dined with Ernst Hanfstaengl, Hitler’s foreign press secretary, to whom Churchill made the famous remark: "Tell your boss from me that anti-Semitism may be a good starter, but it is a bad sticker."