Old 11th Jun 2020, 08:33
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vlieger
 
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Originally Posted by Islandlad View Post
We are all men of our time. It makes us both strong and weak. He took the fight to evil. Was he perfect? No.
It doesn't take away from the fact that he was quite openly racist and a fan of eugenics, something which is not taught in school at all. He praised Hitler as well on various occasions. So you can see why some people are upset, surely? Also often forgotten is how Churchill after the war ended up quite a hated figure in the UK, with a Labour government sweeping to power and setting up the NHS. But all of this is very uncomfortable knowledge for a lot of people.

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