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Churchill in WWI
By THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
The first chapter of Nigel Hamilton's book, The Mantle of Command, states that the Lusitania was an “ill-fated American liner.” He leaves the impression that Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, had played a role in the sinking in order to get the United States into World War I.
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By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
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.