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Notes on Churchill

Notebooks kept by Sir Norman Brook, the former wartime deputy cabinet secretary, "reveal Churchill to be a ruthless commander who was prepared to override moral and legal considerations to defeat Germany," according to the Daily Telegraph’s arts (!) correspondent.

The notebooks, kept in a form of shorthand, were made public by the National Archives. Among other things, Brook’s notes claim that Churchill planned to execute Adolf Hitler in the electric chair if the Nazi leader fell into Allied hands. There is more on Ghandi, de Gaulle, retribution, etc.

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Brook’s notes claim that Churchill planned to execute Adolf Hitler in the electric chair if the Nazi leader fell into Allied hands.


Thank God we have Ramsey Clark et al today to make sure that mass murdering monsters get their year after year after year in court. Electrocute Adolf Hitler! The man was a head of a sovereign state! Did Churchill have the League of Nations’ permission?

Right on wm, I wish the fourth ID guys would have just shot the guy. After all Saddam looked horible after he was discovered but now he looks like a leader (at least by comparison, he swaggers and is full of quips). With Saddam dead or out of the way Sunnis would probably have been a positive force in the new Iraq.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe in the right of trial by Jury but his crimes are not in doubt, and there is no "pretending" otherwise.

As it is a small faction in Iraq want to know if Saddam could be eligible for election!

Quote from the article: Declassified documents reveal that Churchill was opposed to Allied plans for war crimes trials and wanted summarily to execute leading Nazi figures including Hitler who he regarded as "the mainspring of evil" and a "gangster".

Hmm, a rather odd way Churchill had of seeing some folks. I mean, what did this man’s declassified documnets reveal about Churchill’spost-war intentions for his wartime ally "Uncle Joe" Stalin?

Or is this history’s most hypocritical use of the old axiom "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"?

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