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Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:13:31 +1000
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On Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:28:09 -0700, Neill Massello wrote:

> hector<bobble@there.com> wrote:
> 
>> A movie about Winston Churchill in the few days leading up to the D-Day
>> landing at Normandy.  Perhaps unusual to many is that Churchill opposed
>> the operation and wanted something done to divert the Germans at the 
>> same time, or not do the landing at all.  To me the story was ultimately
>> about the effect on Churchill of the Gallipoli landing of 1915 that is
>> the basis of ANZAC Day in Australia, April 25.  History blames him for
>> that tragedy, but he insists in this movie that the fault was with those
>> responsible for carrying it out.  He was haunted for the rest of his 
>> life by it.  This is shown from the beginning of this movie, but the 
>> Gallipoli reference is revealed later in the movie.
>> A historian who writes about truth in movies wrote this screenplay, 
>> Alex von Tunzelmann, https://www.theguardian.com/film/series/reelhistory
> 
> Churchill was an inspiring orator and a dreadful military strategist.

Indeed. And this is the first time I've ever read that the fat bastard was
"haunted" by the failure of his 'soft underbelly of Europe' folly.



alvey