JANUARY 1916 – MARCH 1916
2-MONTH ARMY CAREER OF ‘COLONEL CHURCHILL’ IS JUST A SCHEME TO REJOIN THE GOVERNMENT
In order to make a political comeback, Churchill has no choice but to become a soldier
/ war hero. He is given command of a Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers with the rank of lieutenant colonel. By adding
the role of a fake war hero to his already fake resume, Churchill positions himself for a return to government.
In March, 1916, after only two
months of mingling with his inferiors in the field, Churchill resigns from the Army, returns to London to tell
of his mythical battlefield exploits, and shamelessly requests to be allowed back into the decision-making hierarchy of the
war effort! But things do not go according to plan. Nobody wants anything to do him, but Churchill’s lobbying is relentless.
In December 1916, Prime Minister Asquith is
replaced as the coalition’s Prime Minister by David Lloyd George. The new boss is a reasonable man
who had never really wanted to go to war with Germany and wants nothing to do with the likes of Churchill. In a scathing letter,
written in response to Churchill’s pathetic plea to get back in, Prime Minister George unloads on little Winnie:
will one day discover that the state of mind revealed in (your) letter is the reason why you do not win trust even where you
command admiration. In every line of it, national interests are completely overshadowed by your personal concern.” (21)
It is not clear, at least to your author here, to which letter George was referring. But
there was another letter, written by the disgraced Churchill to Asquith’s daughter in 1916, in which the insane warmonger
really bared not only his insanity, but also his black heart, writing about the war:
“I think a curse should rest on me — because
I love this war. I know it’s smashing and shattering the lives of thousands every moment, and yet, I can’t help
it, I enjoy every second of it.” (22)
Finally, in July 1917, despite
protests and strong disapproval from the Conservative Party, the hated clown is appointed Minister of Munitions; but it is
still a post outside the cabinet and his duties there are mainly administrative.
1- The fake volunteer soldier boy put in two months in France before scurrying back to London.
2- Prime Minister Lloyd George saw right through Churchill’s insanity. 3- Churchill:
“I love this war. I know it’s smashing and shattering the lives of thousands every
moment, and yet, I can’t help it, I enjoy every second of it.”