Wednesday, July 20, 2016

History Not in History Books: Winston Churchill During World War II


I've been reading an obscure account about World War II and came across this gem about Winston Churchill. You won't find this in any school textbooks:
Well anyway, along comes Churchill, and all the women and children cheer him wildly as his car drives along the road. Then he tells his driver to stop. The driver stops, Churchill gets out, stands to the side of the car and begins relieving himself. He had an honor guard and everything else, and he ordered the whole thing to stop. At the same time, he flashes the "V for Victory" sign. And all the women and children? It doesn't faze them in the least. Well, that was the great Winston Churchill. If you can do a thing like that in full sight, you're an unusual man. (Source)
There's a lesson to be learned about politics from this story. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm certain there's a lesson in there somewhere.