Subject: Re: Churchill (2017)
On 21/11/2017 7:13 AM, alvey wrote:
> 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.
Isn't that a WWII reference instead?
It seems unclear to what extent Churchill instigated what happened at
Gallipoli beyond just politically. He wasn't in charge of much of
military activities surely.