Tag Archives: Winston Churchill

Dunkirk on Tuesday, May 28, 1940

Dear future insomniacs and internet addicts, Unbeknownst to you, but knownst to concurrent infovores, I blew my deadline to be done with the Dunkirk blogging by the time the movie opened. I will be seeing the movie next week. But … Continue reading

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Dunkirk on Tuesday, May 21, 1940

A summary of the WWII events this day: French PM Reynaud appeared before his parliament and blamed the military disaster on incredible faults in the French high command that he said would be punished. Churchill’s 1st meeting with new Allied … Continue reading

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Dunkirk on Friday, May 17, 1940

From Walter Lord’s book, The Miracle of Dunkirk: This same day Winston Churchill for the first time began thinking of the possibility of evacuation. No one was more offensive-minded than Churchill—nobody prodded Gort harder—but every contingency had to be faced, … Continue reading

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Dunkirk on Wednesday, May 15, 1940

From Walter Lord’s book, The Miracle of Dunkirk, the moment that Winston Churchill realized that the Allied forces situation was worse than imagined: At 7:30 a.m. on May 15, Churchill was asleep in his quarters at Admiralty House, London. The … Continue reading

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Dunkirk on Friday, May 10, 1940

Some days in history kinda put other days in history to shame. Take for example May 10th, 1940: On this day in 1940, Hitler begins his Western offensive with the radio code word “Danzig,” sending his forces into Holland and … Continue reading

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Hondurans of Faith: Into the Breech

I watched HBO’s ‘Into the Storm‘ over the weekend. The film is a historical drama about British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill during World War II. The part of the film which presented the dilemma facing Churchill as to whether … Continue reading

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