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Red Herrings: Famous Quotes Churchill Never Said

History Detectives

A Concise List of Attributed Churchill Quotes which Winston Never Uttered

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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By Michael Richards


The Oxford English Dictionary defined “red herring” as a metaphor to draw pursuers off a track…the trailing or dragging of a dead Cat or Fox (and in case of necessity a Red-Herring) three or four miles…and then laying the Dogs on the scent…To attempt to divert attention from the real question…”

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History Detectives – Coventry: What Really Happened

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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It is endlessly repeated that Churchill let Coventry be destroyed to protect secret intelligence. FH asked his biographer for his final conclusions.

By Sir Martin Gilbert

Sir Martin Gilbert CBE has been Sir Winston Churchill’s official biographer since 1968. Although Finest Hour has covered this subject before (see for example http://xrl.us/bjaep), we asked Sir Martin for his assessment based on his most recent research. Read More >

Wit & Wisdom – Admiring Shakespeare

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Wit & Wisdom – Admiring Shakespeare

“The Bible and Shakespeare stand alone on the highest platform.” —WSC, 2 November 1949 Read More >

Preemptive Use of Force: the Churchill Experience and the Bush Doctrine

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Preemptive Use of Force: the Churchill Experience and the Bush Doctrine

By David Jablonsky

Col. Jablonsky, USA (ret.), a Churchill Centre academic adviser, is a Distringuished Fellow of the U.S Army War College where he was Professor of National Security Affairs. He is the author of five books dealing with European history and international relations, including Churchill, the Great Game and Total War. Read More >

Churchill and the Rhineland

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Churchill and the Rhineland

By Richard M. Langworth

This article is dedicated to the memory of the late Sir Robert Rhodes James, with whom the author shared a spirited discussion of Churchill and the Rhineland from different perspectives. —RML Read More >

Action This Day – Winter 1983-84, 1908-09, 1933-34

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Action This Day – Winter 1983-84, 1908-09, 1933-34 Read More >

Riddles, Mysteries, Enigmas

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Riddles, Mysteries, Enigmas Read More >

Leading Churchill Myths (16)

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Leading Churchill Myths (16)

“Leslie Howard Kept Spain Out of the War” (Or: “The Brain in Spain was Mainly Off the Plane”) Read More >

Around and About

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Around and About Read More >

Datelines

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Datelines Read More >

Editor’s Essay – Consistency of Principle: A Churchillian Characteristic

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Editor’s Essay – Consistency of Principle: A Churchillian Characteristic Read More >

Despatch Box

Finest Hour 141, Winter 2008-09

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Despatch Box Read More >

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