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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 TERRY REARDON
Among many close personal friendships that Churchill enjoyed in political and military life, one of the more unlikely was with a former foe, the South African statesman Jan Christian Smuts. Richard Steyn has offered a plethora of new information and insights in a readable account of this important friendship.
Tags: Alfred Milner, Apartheid, Boer War, Brendan Bracken, Cecil Rhodes, Duke of Windsor, Henry Campbell Bannerman, Jameson Raid, Jan Smuts, Joseph Chamberlain, Lord Mountbatten, Louis Botha, Paul Kruger, Richard Steyn, Terry Reardon, Treaty of Vereeniging, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
A recent film, Viceroy's House, narrates the story of the massacre in India following its independence and partition. While absolving the man most responsible—Louis Mountbatten—it charged Winston Churchill and his military secretary Hastings Ismay with the deaths of millions.
Tags: Edwina Mountbatten, Indian Partition, Lord Mountbatten, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Mohandas Gandhi, Viceroy's House, Winston S. Churchill,