History UsefulNotes / WinstonChurchill

23rd Feb '17 3:43:49 AM MAI742
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He was also notably racist, like many people at the time, and supported the use of non-lethal gas on rebellious Iraqis and other "uncivilised tribes" who had been attacking those under nominal British protection. That said, the latter could equally be considered a mark of considerable restraint, since the general response by the British, particularly those of a military background, to such actions was to kill it with fire. Around the same time, he loudly denounced the Amritsar Massacre in India, a bolder move than expected since many British imperialists defended it. He was also known for supporting eugenics and, especially, the British Empire. Both have to be taken in the context of the time, however, with eugenics being wildly popular until Nazism showed the dark side of it, and that most Brits of the time were pro-Empire. He also never won ''the popular vote'' in a British general election: in the 1951 election, Labour actually polled a quarter of a million votes more than him, the most any party had taken at the time, and the most Labour has ever managed. However, a quirk of the system meant that Churchill took the victory (similarly to the way UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush won the 2000 presidential elections in the US).

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He was also notably racist, like many people at the time, and supported the use of non-lethal gas on rebellious Iraqis and other "uncivilised tribes" who had been attacking those under nominal British protection. That said, the latter could equally be considered a mark of considerable restraint, since the general response by the British, particularly those of a military background, to such actions was to kill it with fire. Around the same time, he loudly denounced the Amritsar Massacre in India, a bolder move than expected since many British imperialists defended it. He was also known for supporting eugenics and, especially, the British Empire. Both have to be taken in the context of the time, however, with eugenics being wildly popular until Nazism showed the dark side of it, and that most Brits of the time were pro-Empire. He also never won ''the popular vote'' in a British general election: in the 1951 election, Labour actually polled a quarter of a million votes more than him, the most any party had taken at the time, and the most Labour has ever managed. However, a quirk of the system meant that Churchill took the victory (similarly to (in the same way that UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush won the 2000 and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump won the 2016 presidential elections in the US).
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3rd Jan '17 8:46:10 AM Pren
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* In the first season of the 2016 TV series ''[[Series/TheCrown2016 The Crown]]'', which depicts the early reign of Elizabeth II, Churchill is played by Creator/JohnLithgow.

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* In the first season of the 2016 TV series ''[[Series/TheCrown2016 The Crown]]'', which depicts the early reign of Elizabeth II, Churchill is played by Creator/JohnLithgow. It's an unusually critical portrayal, showing him as a doddering old man who's hopelessly out of touch with the changing world of the 1950s, though he does get a spotlight episode that's more sympathetic.
27th Dec '16 1:42:51 AM anza_sb
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* Rapped against fellow badass leader UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt in Season 5 of ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''.
7th Dec '16 8:51:20 PM bombadil211
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[[caption-width-right:239:[[Film/TheDarkKnight Not the Prime Minister we deserved, but the Prime Minister we needed]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII right then.]][[note]]Yousuf Karsh (the photographer) took [[http://acurator.com/blog/2015/01/winston-churchill-by-yousuf-karsh-the-smiling-portrait.html another (less famous) photo at the same occasion]], which showed Churchill smiling. Indeed, Lady Churchill detested the scowling photo, as she knew that it did not reflect her husband's actual mood at the time, having just delivered a very well-received talk.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:239:[[Film/TheDarkKnight Not the Prime Minister we deserved, but the Prime Minister we needed]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII right then.]][[note]]Yousuf Karsh (the photographer) intentionally got Churchill to scowl by snatching the man's cigar right out of his mouth. Karsh also took [[http://acurator.com/blog/2015/01/winston-churchill-by-yousuf-karsh-the-smiling-portrait.html another (less famous) photo at the same occasion]], which showed Churchill smiling. Indeed, Lady Churchill detested the scowling photo, as she knew that it did not reflect her husband's actual mood at the time, having just delivered a very well-received talk.[[/note]]]]
2nd Dec '16 7:22:38 PM FordPrefect
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He once had a meeting with UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt while he was taking a bath, had little awareness of social mannerisms and sometimes wandered around his house naked. He more or less had a drink with him at all times, thus the, "You, sir, are drunk!", quote. He also suffered from depression, which he called his "black dog". He was also obsessed with what he called "the soft underbelly of Europe" in the Mediterranean, leading to results that varied from disastrous in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne (Gallipoli/Dardanalles) to merely wasteful (The Italian campaign) in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. One little known aspect of this "soft underbelly" is the fact that after supporting ELAS (the Greek Partisans of the resistance against the Nazi Occupation of Greece, comprised of several communists), he immediately turned on them after liberation and tasked Lt. Ronald Scobie to arm and support Greek fascists and their collaborators to hunt down the partisans citing fears of a Communist takeover in the Mediterranean. He later justified it as part of a pre-emptive move during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar but the Greeks saw it as an unjustified act of betrayal from people who had willingly allied with them against the Nazis.

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He once had a meeting with UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt while he was taking a bath, had little awareness of social mannerisms and sometimes wandered around his house naked. He more or less had a drink with him at all times, thus the, the "You, sir, are drunk!", drunk!" quote. He also suffered from depression, which he called his "black dog". He was also obsessed with what he called "the soft underbelly of Europe" in the Mediterranean, leading to results that varied from disastrous in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne (Gallipoli/Dardanalles) to merely wasteful (The (the Italian campaign) in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. One little known aspect of this "soft underbelly" is the fact that after supporting ELAS (the Greek Partisans of the resistance against the Nazi Occupation of Greece, comprised of several communists), he immediately turned on them after liberation and tasked Lt. Ronald Scobie to arm and support Greek fascists and their collaborators to hunt down the partisans citing fears of a Communist takeover in the Mediterranean. He later justified it as part of a pre-emptive move during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar but the Greeks saw it as an unjustified act of betrayal from people who had willingly allied with them against the Nazis.
2nd Dec '16 7:19:28 PM FordPrefect
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->-- Leader of the Labour Party '''UsefulNotes/ClementAttlee''', electrion broadcast of 5th June 1945

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->-- Leader of the Labour Party '''UsefulNotes/ClementAttlee''', electrion election broadcast of 5th June 1945
2nd Dec '16 7:17:05 PM FordPrefect
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Many of Churchill's quotes are legendary, (with his insults even ''more'' legendary. Cracked.com once described him as "handing out third-degree burns like some sort of reverse fireman"), including (as well as our page quote):

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Many of Churchill's quotes are legendary, legendary (with his insults even ''more'' legendary. legendary; Cracked.com once described him as "handing out third-degree burns like some sort of reverse fireman"), including (as well as our page quote):
30th Nov '16 9:29:07 PM Xtifr
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Sir '''Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill''' (November 30, 1874 -- January 24, 1965). [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Knight of the Garter, Order of Merit, Companion of Honor, Territorial Decoration, Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Fellow of the Royal Society]], [[UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature Nobel Laureate]], first Honorary Citizen in United States history, and almost the Duke of London. British Prime Minister from 1940-1945 and again from 1951-55. Best known for helping win UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and he even won a Nobel Prize for writing about it in a six-volume {{doorstopper}}.

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Sir '''Winston Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill''' Spencer-Churchill (November 30, 1874 -- January 24, 1965). [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Knight of the Garter, Order of Merit, Companion of Honor, Territorial Decoration, Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Fellow of the Royal Society]], [[UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature Nobel Laureate]], first Honorary Citizen in United States history, and almost the Duke of London. British Prime Minister from 1940-1945 and again from 1951-55. Best known for helping win UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and he even won a Nobel Prize for writing about it in a six-volume {{doorstopper}}.
28th Nov '16 12:31:11 PM Aquila89
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* In the first season of the 2016 TV series ''[[Series/TheCrown2016 The Crown]]'', which depicts the early reign of Elizabeth II, Churchill is played by John Lithgow.

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* In the first season of the 2016 TV series ''[[Series/TheCrown2016 The Crown]]'', which depicts the early reign of Elizabeth II, Churchill is played by John Lithgow.Creator/JohnLithgow.
28th Nov '16 12:27:46 PM Aquila89
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* In the first season of the 2016 TV series ''Series/TheCrown'', which depicts the early reign of Elizabeth II, Churchill is played by John Lithgow.

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* In the first season of the 2016 TV series ''Series/TheCrown'', ''[[Series/TheCrown2016 The Crown]]'', which depicts the early reign of Elizabeth II, Churchill is played by John Lithgow.
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