Subject: Re: Churchill (2017)
On Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:28:09 -0700, Neill Massello wrote:
> hector<firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.