It seems the more digging one does, the more the history of the world is not what we’ve been told.
Case in point: Winston Churchill was not the great war hero and champion of peace as he is depicted. He was a bellicose bungler, a dysfunctional drunk, and the cause of most everything we’ve been told were the greatest tragedies of World War II.
It wasn’t as if it was any secret that Churchill was a risky choice as Prime Minister when he took office following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on May 10, 1940.
During World War I it was his half-baked planning that led to the British disaster at Gallipoli in 1915-16. The Battle of Gallipoli was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia. Lack of sufficient intelligence and knowledge of the terrain, along with a fierce Turkish resistance, led to the failure of the invasion.
Spearheaded by Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty, the naval attack on Gallipoli began with a long-range bombardment by British and French battleships on February 19, 1915. In large part because the battle was going so badly, Churchill resigned his post May 25, 1915, leaving others to deal with the mess he’d helped create. By mid-October, Allied forces had suffered 140,000-200,000 casualties and had made little headway from their initial landing sites. Evacuation began in December 1915, and was completed early the following January.
Still, while Hess was left to rot in Spandau prison as a “war criminal” for over 45 years, the real war monger puffed big cigars and wrote his version of how, with a certain amount of help from the Americans and Russians, he had saved the world. In 1987, when it appeared that Gorbachev was about to drop Soviet objections to his release, Hess was murdered at age 93 by British agents disguised as American jailors. They couldn’t risk the truth getting out and the inevitable questions being asked about whether it was worth it.
By the end of the war in Europe, over 49 million people were dead, millions more were homeless, their cities were destroyed, the European economy had collapsed, and much of the European industrial infrastructure had been destroyed. Churchill’s actions made the Holocaust more deadly and severe. The British Empire was bankrupted, and the way was cleared for America to become top dog in the world.
I’m sure the British people are eternally thankful to Churchill… those who are pissed out of their minds.
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