Winston Churchill – Some memorable Churchillian Gems

Winston Churchill – Memorable Churchillian Gems


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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 03/09/2018 at 12:20 pm

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  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On 03/10/2018 at 9:09 pm

    Some ignored ‘Gems’:

    In 1943, some 3 million brown-skinned subjects of the Raj died in the Bengal famine, one of history’s worst. …Churchill, as part of the Western war effort, ordered the diversion of food from starving Indians to already well-supplied British soldiers and stockpiles in Britain and elsewhere in Europe, including Greece and Yugoslavia. And he did so with a churlishness that cannot be excused on grounds of policy: Churchill’s only response to a telegram from the government in Delhi about people perishing in the famine was to ask:

    “why Gandhi hadn’t died yet”.

    “I hate Indians,they are a beastly people with a beastly religion.” The famine was their own fault, he declared at a war-cabinet meeting, for “breeding like rabbits”.

    As Mukerjee’s accounts demonstrate, some of India’s grain was also exported to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to meet needs there, even though the island wasn’t experiencing the same hardship;.. India was not permitted to use its own sterling reserves, or indeed its own ships, to import food. …Lord Wavell, appointed [ironically, British] Viceroy of India that fateful year, considered:

    the Churchill government’s attitude to India “negligent, hostile and contemptuous.”

    ‘Churchill said that history would judge him kindly because he intended to write it himself.’,9171,2031992,00.html

    Veda Nath Mohabir

  • Albert  On 03/11/2018 at 10:25 pm

    The difference between Churchill and Hitler is in which part of the world they wanted to rule. Churchill saved Britain but if he had his way we would all still be colonies.

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