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By RAYMOND A. CALLAHAN
Auchinleck met seemingly impossible challenges in running up a noble record in North Africa and India during the Second World War.
Tags: Addiscombe, Alan Cunningham, Archibald Wavell, Bernard Montgomery, Claude Auchinleck, Iraq, Kut Siege, Mesopotamia, Middle East, Narvik Battles, Raymond A. Callahan, Richard O’Connor, Sandhurst, Stanley Maude, William Slim, Winston S. Churchill,
By RAYMOND A. CALLAHAN
Churchill believed any obstacle could be surmounted, while Wavell prepared for the worst. Both traits had served Britain well.
Tags: Alan Moorehead, Arakan Campaign, Arcadia Conference, Archibald Wavell, Bengal famine, Bernard Montgomery, Bill Slim, Claude Auchinleck, George Marshall, Harold Alexander, Irwin Rommel, James Wolfe, Lord Kitchener, Lord Linlithgow, Middle East, Operation Battleaxe, Orde Wingate, Raymond A. Callahan, Viceroy of India, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS and ZEWDITU GEBREYOHANES
A forensic examination and point-by-point of a Cambridge University panel on Churchill, race, the British Empire and the Second World War.
Tags: Abhijit Sarkar, Amritsar, Andrew Roberts, Archibald Wavell, Arthur Herman, as Amartya Sen, Bengal famine, British Empire, Christopher Columbus, Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College Cambridge, Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin, Eugenics, Holocaust, Jallianwala Bagh, John Maynard Keynes, Lend Lease, Leo Crowley, Lord Linlithgow, Lord Mountbatten, Max Beaverbrook, Operation Barbarossa, Oxford Union, Reverse Lend-Lease, Richard M. Langworth, Sati, Thuggee, Tirthankar Roy, Zareer Masani, Zewditu Gebreyohanes,
By ZAREER MASANI
Famine and Relief: Far from seeking to starve India, Churchill sought every possible way to alleviate the suffering without undermining the war effort.
Tags: Amartya Sen, Archibald Wavell, Bengal famine, India, Indian Congress, Leopold Amery, Madhusree Mukerjee, Mahasabha, Mohandas Gandhi, Muslim League, Pakistan, Quit India Movement, Ramaswamy Mudaliar, Stafford Cripps, Subhas Chandra Bose, Tirthankar Roy, Victor Hope Lord Linlithgow, Winston S. Churchill, Zareer Masani,
By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANEN
Wingate “lives on in the long-range penetration groups, and all these intricate and daring air and military operations.” —WSC
Tags: Abyssinia, Alan Brooke, American Air Commandos, Archibald Wavell, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Burma Campaign, Chaim Weismann, Chindits, David Ben-Gurion, East African Campaign, Gideon Force, Haile Selassie, James Wolfe, Joseph Stillwell, Louis Mountbatten, Moshe Dayan, Palestine, Quebec Conference, Reginald Wingate, Special Night Squads, T.E. Lawrence, Winston S. Churchill,
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”,