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By THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
Joseph Kennedy or the French generals? The origins of a famous oratorical flourish, on how Britain turned out to be one tough chicken.
Tags: Arthur Percival, Caleb Jackson, Edward Spears, Gerald Templer, Herschel Johnson, John Cloake, Joseph P. Kennedy, Maxime Weygand, Paul Reynaud, Philippe Pétain, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
Volume 22 of the Churchill Documents contains Churchill's documentary record from the 1945 election and his return to the premiership in October 1951. It is a curiously under-examined part of Churchill’s career. Yet it encompassed the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan and her subsequent surrender, his Iron Curtain speech in Missouri, the partition of India and the creation of Israel, the Berlin airlift, and the founding of NATO and the European movement. Upon all of these, Churchill took important stances.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Arthur Harris, Chaim Weizmann, Clement Attlee, Douglas MacArthur, Dresden bombing, Emery Reves, Harry Legg-Bourke, Iron Curtain Speech, Maurice Gamelin, Maxime Weygand, Winston S. Churchill,