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By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANEN
Among his generals, Churchill thought Alexander “the best we had.” Alex for his part was ever faithful, saying, “I can’t simply refuse Winston.”
Tags: Alan Brooke, Andrew Cunningham, Anzio, Baltische Landeswehr, Bernard Montgomery, Bradley Tolppanen, Dunkirk, Dwight Eisenhower, El Alamein, Erwin Rommel, George Patton, Gothic Line, Harold Alexander, Harrow School, Heinrich Von Vietinghoff, Latvia, Mark Clark, Monte Cassino, Viscount Gort, Winston S. Churchill,
By WARREN F. KIMBALL
Why would Hamilton raise the inconsequential to the significant? With admirers like this, Churchill’s memory needs no enemies.
Tags: Alan Brooke, Alex Danchev, Anzio, Arthur Bryant, D-Day, Daniel Todman, David Reynolds, Elliott Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Josef Stalin, Lend Lease, Leo Tolstoy, Lord Moran, Mackenzie King, Nigel Hamilton, Operation Overlord, Teheran Conference, Winston S. Churchill,
By JOHN H. MATHER, MD
Speaking of Britain and its Empire in 1941, Winston Churchill said: “We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy.”1 A few weeks earlier he had advised the boys at Harrow School: “Never give in—never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”2 The image he conveyed is one of hardiness and personal toughness, and it galvanized his countrymen. Yet we rarely give thought to where he found the hardiness and resilience he conveyed.
Tags: Alan Brooke, Charles Moran, Clementine Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Elizabeth Everest, Franklin Roosevelt, John Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Mary SOames, Sarah Churchill, Winston S. Churchill,