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Good Churchill, bad Churchill?

Updated Wednesday 10th May 2017

On 10th May 1940 Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister. To mark the anniversary, we take a look at some of the highlights as well as the controversies of his career.

The 'good' Churchill

"Never was so much owed by so many to so few", the famous line by Churchill marked one of the definining moments in 1940.

The 'bad' Churchill

1943, as then a British possession, India suffered a disastrous famine in the north-eastern region of Bengal. At least three million people are believed to have died - and Churchill's actions, or lack thereof, have been the subject of criticism.

The British

How did Britain see Churchill and what he represented, and how did Churchill view Britain?

 

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