Winston Churchill’s handling of the D-day landings in June 1944 was not exactly his finest hour. Despite the British wartime leader’s public bravado, he was deeply sceptical about Operation Overlord and prayed that bad weather would force it to be called off.
“Please, please, please let it pour tomorrow,” he cried to God on the night before Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy. “Let the heavens open and a deluge burst...
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