The latest assault on Winston Churchill
April 14, 2021
By Dr. Gary Scott Smith
During his long life, Winston Churchill suffered several indignities.
He was dismissed from his position as the head of the Royal Navy in 1915 because of the disastrous defeat Anglo-French forces endured at Gallipoli during World War I.
His decision as the chancellor of the exchequer to return Britain to the gold standard in 1925 was a financial catastrophe.
During the 1930s, Churchill’s so-called “Wilderness Years,” his party denied him a leadership position.
His greatest ignominy was being ousted as prime minister in a July 1945 election after Britain’s...