History UsefulNotes / WinstonChurchill

17th May '17 10:59:06 PM PaulA
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* ''The Young Winston'', a 1972 biopic of his younger days directed by Richard Attenborough.

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* ''The Young Winston'', a 1972 biopic of his younger days directed by Richard Attenborough.Creator/RichardAttenborough.
25th Apr '17 10:32:24 PM MAI742
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His second term as Prime Minister is generally regarded a lot less favourably than his first. Internationally it was marked by appeasement of German nationalists and militarists, through cooperation with the Americans to further water down the already febrile 'justice' meted out against Axis War Criminals. In 1953, Churchill personally arranged the illegal release of Albert Kessering and Erich von Manstein - who had neither been acquitted of their War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity nor served their sentences. Domestically Churchill was best known for Britain's successful development of nuclear fission bombs in 1952 (tested in Western Australia, inadvertently causing a regional spike in deaths from cancer). Under his leadership the British government also conducted its first studies into the likely effects of a nuclear attack upon their country, began their Cold-War policy of making no provision for the survival of the British population in the event of a nuclear exchange, and worked to prevent the dissemination of information about the effects of nuclear weapons. This was done because the non-provision of shelters and information was deemed necessary in order to save money and prevent mass-panic, demoralisation, and nuclear-disarmament sentiment.

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His second term as Prime Minister is generally regarded a lot less favourably than his first. Internationally it was marked by appeasement of German nationalists and militarists, through cooperation with the Americans to further water down the already febrile 'justice' meted out against Axis War Criminals. In 1953, Churchill personally arranged ordered (in his capacity as Acting Foreign Minister) the illegal release of Albert Kessering Kesselring and Erich von Manstein - who had neither been acquitted of their War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity nor served their sentences. Domestically Churchill was In Australia Churchill's second term is best known for Britain's successful development of nuclear fission bombs in 1952 (tested 1952, as the testing in Western Australia, inadvertently causing a regional spike Australia induced cancer in deaths from cancer).an entire generation of Australian farmers (care for the survivors cost 400k AUD in the 2016 federal budget). Under his leadership the British government also conducted its first studies into the likely effects of a nuclear attack upon their country, began their Cold-War policy of making no provision for the survival of the British population in the event of a nuclear exchange, and worked to prevent the dissemination of information about the effects of nuclear weapons. This was done because the non-provision of shelters and information was deemed necessary in order to save money and prevent mass-panic, demoralisation, and nuclear-disarmament sentiment.
15th Mar '17 4:07:12 AM mitcher
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* Will be played by Creator/GaryOldman in an upcoming biopic of Churchill, ''Darkest Hour''.

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* Will be played by Creator/GaryOldman in an Creator/JoeWright's upcoming biopic of Churchill, ''Darkest Hour''.
11th Mar '17 10:47:47 PM mitcher
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* Will be played by Creator/GaryOldman in an upcoming biopic of Churchill, ''Darkest Hour''.
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
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