By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANNEN
"I have forfeited a great deal. I have given up an office that I loved, work in which I was deeply interested, and a staff of which any man might be proud. I have given up associations in that work with my colleagues with whom I have maintained for many years the most harmonious relations, not only as colleagues but as friends. I have given up the privilege of serving as lieutenant to a leader whom I still regard with the deepest admiration and affection. I have ruined, perhaps, my political career. But that is a little matter; I have retained something which is to me of great value—I can still walk about the world with my head erect." - Duff Cooper, 1938
Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Appeasement, Archibald Wavell, Douglas Haig, Harold Nicolson, J.L. Garvin, Lady Diana Cooper, Leopold Amery, Max Beaverbrook, Max Reinhardt, Munich Pact, Neville Chamberlain, Richard Law, Robert Boothby, Singapore, Talleyrand, The Other Club, Violet Bonham Carter, Walter Elliot, Winston S. Churchill,
By CHRISTOPHER M. BELL
The fall of Singapore had been such a profound shock in 1942 that Churchill's reaction to Pownall’s explanation may have been more emotional than reasoned.
Tags: Archibald Wavell, Arthur Ernest Percival, Battle of Singapore, Christopher M. Bell, Hastings Ismay, Henry Pownall, Kra Isthmus, Malaya, Operation Matador, William Dobbie, Winston S. Churchill,
By TERRY REARDON
The director of the Churchill Archives Center examines Churchill’s decision-making methods on challenges and problems of the Second World War.
Tags: Allen Packwood, Archibald Wavell, Atlantic Charter, Charles de Gaulle, Claude Auchinleck, Dudley Pound, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Lord Beaverbrook, Lord Hankey, Neville Chamberlain, Richard Stokes, Winston S. Churchill, “Unconditional Surrender”,