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Churchill as Motorist

Churchill as Motorist

Could you tell me if Win­ston Churchill drove an auto­mo­bile?  I’m inter­est­ed in estab­lish­ing whether the major World War II lead­ers, on both sides, could dri­ve a car.  So far, I know only that Franklin Roo­sevelt drove his own Ford at Hyde Park (hand con­trols but he was his own dri­ver when he need­ed to be).  This may seem an odd line of inves­ti­ga­tion, but I think it might be illu­mi­nat­ing. —P.C., New Hamp­shire

Dri­ving what appears to be a Wolse­ley, Bird­cage Walk, West­min­ster, 1925. (Churchill was then Chan­cel­lor of the Exche­quer.) Note the ding in the right front fend­er!…

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