The Stubborn ‘British Bulldog’
“If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons”, said Winston Churchill to his secretary, John Colville, a few hours before Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union early in the morning of June 22, 1941.
Churchill, who was elected prime minister on two non-consecutive occasions, was a divisive public figure his whole life due to his difficult, authoritative personality. Although many have questions regarding a wide range of his decisions, there is one thing that most Brits would agree on: the significance of his inflammatory speeches, his resolve, and his perseverance in the fight against Hitler’s Germany in ensuring that Great Britain would be among the victors of World War II cannot be overstated.
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