5 War Memos by Churchill December 25, 2012Posted by cantueso in Churchill, history, WWII.
They show how Churchill micro-managed his war.
He tried to have all of it under his own personal control:
He monitored supply dates and delays, the logistics, each of the ships, the air force, the technology and what the Germans were doing; the maps, the allies, the supposedly neutral countries, US public opinion, raw materials, air raids, import stats, food stats.
The generals may have thought he was sort of a backseat driver.
The war memos are in the annexes of Churchill’s History of WWII
Below is the famous portrait photo taken by Karsh. It comes with its story at http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/
‘… We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender …’