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The Other Churchill

"Winston Churchill is remembered for leading Britain through her finest hour—but what if he also led the country through her most shameful one?" Was the leader bloodthirsty? "The young Churchill charged through imperial atrocities, defending each in turn. When the first concentration camps were built in South Africa, he said they produced 'the minimum of suffering' possible. At least 115,000 people were swept into them and 14,000 died, but he wrote only of his 'irritation that kaffirs should be allowed to fire on white men.' Later, he boasted of his experiences. 'That was before war degenerated,' he said. 'It was great fun galloping about.'"
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