Friday, February 25, 2022

Churchill’s Pragmatism

On 22 June 1941, when Hitler attacked the Soviet Union, Churchill was delighted. He immediately negotiated an alliance with Stalin's regime which he had always despised. In a speech delivered in the evening of 22 June, Churchill promised the Soviet Union, “any economic and technical assistance from Britain.” He told his private secretary John Colville, “If Hitler invaded Hell, I would at least make a favorable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons.”

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