A. The closest Churchill came to visiting Texas was in 1938, when he planned a series of lectures beginning at Fort Worth and Dallas. It was to have lasted six weeks in November and December. The Munich Crisis interfered and the lecture tour was cancelled.
Churchill was, however, an Honorary Freeman of the City of Dallas. In the 1970s Dallas boasted a neo-Victorian night spot called the Churchill Club. It was decorated with the great man’s pictures and quotations. There were Union Flags and a letter from WSC accepting his Freemanship of the city.…
A recent article suggests that Japan’s decision to surrender in 1945 was by no means unanimous. A few years ago, Ian Kershaw said the same thing about Japan’s decision to go to war in the first place….
“What a story! Think of all these people—decent, educated, the story of the past laid out before them—What to avoid—what to do etc.—patriotic, loyal, clean—trying their utmost—What a ghastly muddle they made of it! Unteachable from infancy to tomb—There is the first and main characteristic of mankind.”