Winston Churchill

Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office
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Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office

Statue of British wartime leader was previously removed by Barack Obama but reinstated by Donald Trump
21 Jan 2021
Plea for public to help find secret Second World War bunkers
Sir Winston Churchill making the victory sign.
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Plea for public to help find secret Second World War bunkers

Hundreds of ‘Scallywag’ underground hideouts lie undiscovered in British countryside
4 Jan 2021
Winston Churchill: antifascist or racist – or both?
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Winston Churchill: antifascist or racist – or both?

Wartime leader celebrated as a hero but espoused racist views in his lifetime
9 Jun 2020
Reaction: BLM protesters tear down slave trader statue
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Reaction: BLM protesters tear down slave trader statue

Home Secretary Priti Patel describes the toppling as ‘utterly disgraceful’ vandalism
8 Jun 2020
VE Day: how World War 2 ended
VE Day
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VE Day: how World War 2 ended

This year Europe will mark 75 years since the Allies declared victory over Germany
6 Feb 2020
52 ideas that changed the world - 31. Prison
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52 ideas that changed the world - 31. Prison

From the brutal conditions of medieval jails to the modern ‘rehabilitation not incarceration’ focus in Scandinavia
17 Jan 2020
Winston Churchill ‘probably’ sexually abused as boy
Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill ‘probably’ sexually abused as boy

Biographer Lord Dobbs says former PM suffered ‘appalling treatment’ at school
2 Jul 2018

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How did Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini die?
Benito Mussolini
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How did Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini die?

Debate continues about the circumstances of Il Duce’s death more than seven decades ago
26 Apr 2018
Memorabilia reveals Churchill’s eccentric work habits
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Memorabilia reveals Churchill’s eccentric work habits

Documents released to coincide with biopic Darkest Hour show wartime PM like to dictate speeches from bed
15 Jan 2018
What was the Battle of Britain and why was it so important?
Battle of Britain
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What was the Battle of Britain and why was it so important?

German troops were ultimately unsuccessful in their aerial assault of the British mainland
15 Sep 2017
Churchill tried to suppress Windsors' links with Hitler
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Churchill tried to suppress Windsors' links with Hitler

Declassified files reveal efforts to hide Nazi plot to restore Edward VIII to the throne
21 Jul 2017
Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay
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Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay

World War II prime minister predicted space travel and was open to the idea that extra-terrestrials existed
16 Feb 2017
CHURCHILL: Memorable words of a master orator
Winston Churchill
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CHURCHILL: Memorable words of a master orator

From digs at Americans to gags about breasts, nothing was out of bounds for Sir Winston Churchill
3 Mar 2015
D-DAY: What a pity the French misunderstood Churchill
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D-DAY: What a pity the French misunderstood Churchill

Europe does not have to be run from Berlin: it would be better run from Paris and London
6 Jun 2014
A nation of looters: it even happened in the
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A nation of looters: it even happened in the

Calls for the ‘Blitz Spirit’ following the riots are misguided: looting was rife in London's darkest hour
11 Aug 2011
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