Muzzling the British bulldog
reviewed this week. Churchill: When Britain Said No, BBC Two. 1945: The Savage Peace, BBC Two. 1864, BBC Four. Vogue Does Straight As, RTE Two.
Winston Churchill, the cigar moking, whiskey swilling, V-sign waving, siren-suited icon of Englishness, was the very personification of the bulldog breed. Winnie was the subject of a neat piece of crowbar-wielding revisionism in Churchill – When Britain Said No (BBC Two). Historical heavyweights Max Hastings, Antony Beevor, Richard Overy et al said their pieces, and some were more critical than others.
Churchill was defeated in the 1945 British general election, held after VE Day but while...
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