Churchill wasour saviour.
The decision to raid Dresden was made at the Yalta Conference by the three Allied nations, mainly at the request of the Russians.
If the Arnhem campaign had succeeded, it would have shortened the war by six months.
Of course it did not, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
It is true, as Mr Short says, that Churchill did admire Mussolini in the 1920s and later changed his mind, just as devotees of Stalin about the same time were later forced to face uncomfortable truths.
I am not sure if the two correspondents were alive in World War II, but what I find most uplifting in this exchange of views is the fact that they and I can speak our minds in a free press.
This is largely due to the courageous, stubborn man who refused to accept the defeat of this country at the hands of Hitler when logically it appeared inevitable.
Whatever mistakes he made in his lifetime, Churchill more than atoned for them in 1940.
Carisbrooke Way, Cyncoed, Cardiff
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|Date:||Mar 23, 2005|
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