- May 2011
- Navan, Ireland
Then you claimed it was explained since the Prime Minister had more important things to do. .
I'm saying that is flat out nonsense. Public addresses are one of the biggest roles of a PM..
None of these can be 'faked' (they were still his words) but a radio broadcast could.
Then you should know that Churchill trained and served as a junior officer and a battalion commander in WWI.
In many way the worst type of armchair generals --old soldiers.
Which is why I can say with all honesty, that while an absolutely outstanding politician (when he bothered to give public addresses himself and not delegate it to someone else), Winston Churchill was an utter disaster in military matters. When I say this know its not hyperbole. I hate Hitler, but I rate him higher than Churchill as understanding military art/science. Stalin too, FDR too as they largely listened to their generals (at least Stalin did after '42) .
Now your source that Churchill was so often drunk and incapable he needed a body double to operate?