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What do you think of him?
He played a huge part in taking down Hitler
Couldn't have been all that bad
I liked 'em!
There were no illegals for him to deal with at the time though.
We cannot see how deliverance will come or when it will come, but nothing is more certain that every trace of Hitler's footsteps, every stain of his infected, corroding fingers will be sponged and purged and, if need be, blasted from the surface of the earth.
Hell of a leader.
He was alright except for the joint Bogarting.
Another great one after the battle of Britain.
“This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, this is just perhaps the end of the beginning.”
Bonus points for doing that all while shit hammered drunk
Wish I could be high all of the time and get AA Milne to script everything I said...
and I tied this one in with the America one
i'm on a pretty lame roll right now
Tell that to the few Jews who remain alive with their faded concentration camp id tattoo numbers and the countless other reminders of Adolf that will never fully disappear.
He was the right man, in the right place at the right time.
"Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act."
1. Mother was American. Also, a beautiful slut.
2. Father had syphillis and died of it.
3. Father also made a principled stand on the budget that cost him his career.
4. Was personally quite brave.
-first experience was as a correspondent in some war in Cuba where he came under fire
-Served in India with the Malakand Field Force where during an ambush by crazy Muslims there he exposed himself trying to save a downed officer.
-Volunteered, was rejected, and used his mother's friends in Royalty to get him assigned to the campaign where the British Empire kicked the fucking shit out of Islamacists terorrizing the Sudan in about 1899. (Note: They were doing this long before "oil companies" and "Israel". They were holdign daily hangings where blacks were strung up en masse and they held black slaves little over a hundred years ago.
-Assigned to a unit of Lancers (yes, they still rode horses and carried lances), he participated in the last cavalry charge of the British Army at the Battle of Omdurman. They charged into a huge mass of Muslims who ambushed them by hiding their numbers, charged through them, losing several men, including some horrific sword injuries to the faces of officers and men. He personally shot several of the ambushers with an early automatic pistol that held 8 rounds, the "broomhandle mauser", that he had purchased himself. He did this with an arm injury he had suffered previously, which is why he didn't use his sword.
- The British killed something like 20,000 Muslim fanatics for the loss of less than 50 or so British and their Egyptian and Sudanese allies.
- Serving as a war correspondent during the Boer War, he again led the British forces during an ambush of a train, saving many lives. A natural leader, he organized the escape of the wounded.
- He was captured going for help on his own. He had neglected to bring his pistol with him. Had he been captured with the pistol on him, he likely would have been executed.
- He then broke out of prison, deep in enemy territory, hopped trains, spent time hiding down in a coal mine in the pitch black covered in rats, before finally riding a train into Portugese territory. He became world famous for this exploit. He later went back to South Africa and with British troops when they captured the very prison he had been held at, many of the men there recognizing him.
-During his escape, he was hungry and thirsty after several days. He took a chance and knocked on a door for help one night, and it happened to be the home of the mine foreman, the only British man within 100 miles of that spot. Anyone else would have certainly turned him in, and he would have been shot for escaping.
- served as First Lord of the Admiralty (secretary of the Navy) during WW1. Partly responsible for the Gallipolli fiasco. Resigned, then VOLUNTEERED to go serve as an officer in the trenches under fire in WW1.
5. Had some great ideas, also had some hairbrained ones.
-Gallipolli was a huge risk that failed though it was partly due to poor execution by the military.
-Wanted to send naval units into the Baltic during WW2 which would have gotten them all sunk by German aircraft.
- Wanted to also declare war on the USSR at one point early in WW2
- Proponent of the "soft underbelly" approach to defeating Germany and Italy which led to a slow bog up the Italian Penninsula in WW2
- Wanted to invade Greece before that, something the Germans easily could have bottled up due to logistical issues.
- Before he became Prime Minister during the war, he was again in charge of the Navy and he was a proponent of the failed invasion of Norway to forestall the Geman invasion there. He changed his mind so many times ships were loaded in a way that landed men in one area and their ammo in another, things like that.
6. Became Prime Minister only after France was being defeated. Rejected peace offers from Germany after the fall of France in 1940. Ultimately he was right, I think.
7. Was tossed out in the next election after the war by British citizens who were told they would get a lot of "free stuff" to make up for all the privations of 1939-1945. This led to a long period of economic decline that was only reversed around 1980. GB was broke after WW2 and couldn't afford these giveaways.
8. Big imperialist, wanted to keep colonies as they were longer than most. History shows that in many cases they would have been far better off economically as colonies than under self-rule. They lost decades of development trying various central-planning techniques that failed. The colonies actually cost GB wealth by this time in history and were better left to independence.
9. Re-elected for another term as PM late in life.
10. Wrote numerous books. Started his life as a correspondent even while serving in the British army, mostly to be able to afford to remain in the army. Back then, it cost enough money to be an officer in the cavalry that it exceeded one's salary. Always bailing out his free-spending mother.
11. Lost a small fortune in the US stock market crash.
12. Was out of favor in politics for a long period between world wars, his "Wilderness Years".
13. He drank too much and was often drunk during WW2
14. Voted "The Greatest Briton of all time". And, imperfect as he was, rightly so. He lived an amazing life.
Revisionist history from a know it all
what does that have to do with the price of rice in china?
President Obama at the same age: