There is a thing that I do not completely understand…….the American fascination with the English royals……and pundits desire to put Churchill on a pedestal…..
Many politicos look at Winston as some sort of god among men….basically because he lead the UK during the dark days of World War 2…..
But Churchill’s story during WW1 is less than exemplary….he resigned from the Admiralty over the major screw up at Gallipoli in Turkey….The plan for the operation was conceived by First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill who believed warships could force the Dardanelles and strike directly at Constantinople…….
Then in early 1940 Churchill is elected PM and led the country through the years at war…..the war ended in Europe in 1945, 8 May and by July of 1945 Churchill had resigned……after his leadership during the war why was he thrown out of office so quickly after end?
Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his Conservative party went down to defeat today in the British election and the Labor party was expected to form a new government.
Turning their backs on the men who led their nation through the darkest perils of the war, British voters overwhelmingly repudiated his Conservative party and elected to the House of Commons a clear and absolute majority of Labor party members.
Under British custom, Churchill’s resignation and the formation of a new cabinet headed by Labor Party Leader Maj. Clement Attlee was merely a formality.
An official tabulation of votes at 2 p.m. (8 a.m. CWT) wrote the end of Churchill’s leadership of Britain.
I still do not understand the fascination with Churchill by Americans…….his popularity is high among conservs in the US…..another thing that makes me wonder…..
I am by no means an expert on Winnie but maybe my English readers can help us understand the man…..their insights will not be skewed by the desire to sell books.
“Lego Ergo Scribo”