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Subject: Re: Churchill (2017)
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Subject: Re: Churchill (2017)
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:28:24 +1100
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On 21/11/2017 5:28 AM, Neill Massello wrote:
> hector<> 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,
> Churchill was an inspiring orator and a dreadful military strategist.

Have you seen the movie?