Tag: Gallipolil campaign

Winston Churchill on the “Unconquerable Welsh” and David Lloyd George

Winston Churchill on the “Unconquerable Welsh” and David Lloyd George

An appo­site quo­ta­tion at this moment, with Wales locked down in the face of Covid…

Ques­tion: I have unsuc­cess­ful­ly searched the web for a speech Win­ston Churchill gave to Par­lia­ment refer­ring to the Welsh as “the unde­feat­able race.” Do you know the speech? I believe it was in Churchill’s address fol­low­ing the death of David Lloyd George in March 1945. —S.D.

“Unconquerable Welsh”

It did occur in that speech, but Churchill’s word was “uncon­quer­able,” not “unde­feat­able.”

In his Lloyd George trib­ute, Churchill spoke of the Welsh as “that uncon­quer­able race.” I have emailed you the full text of “The Death of Earl Lloyd George,” in 1945.…

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Dardanelles-Gallipoli Centenary

Dardanelles-Gallipoli Centenary

Anzac Day, April 25th, marks the Cen­te­nary of the land­ings on the Gal­lipoli Penin­su­la, in the end a trag­ic fail­ure, with heavy loss­es of British, Aus­tralian and New Zealand life. Churchill usu­al­ly comes in for (and deserves) some of the blame, but rarely does every­body “get it right.” Such is a piece in Forbes: “Win­ston Churchill’s Ter­ri­ble Lead­er­ship Fail­ure.”

This piece gets sev­er­al facts wrong and over­sim­pli­fies to the point of con­fu­sion. Churchill’s fail­ure was over the Dar­d­anelles naval attack of 18 March 1915; the land­ings on Gal­lipoli came in late April, after the naval attack had failed, and were not direct­ed by him.…

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