Winston Churchill’s Support for Adolf Hitler (1935)

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The British Winston Churchill is well-known for his racist opinions and anti-Socialist attitudes. Despite despising the British working class, Churchill would call upon it to sacrifice its lives to defend the UK during WWII, and Britain’s imperial conquests over-seas. The final stab in the back for the British working class, came with Churchill’s opposition to the Labour Party’s plans to introduce a Welfare State and National Health Service as a ‘thank you’ to the demobilised British working class (in 1945). What many do not know is that like the British royal family of the 1930’s, Winston Churchill fully admired Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist regime – implying that the British working class would benefit from a dose of fascism. In his 1935 book entitled ‘Great Contemporaries’ (reprinted unedited in 1937), Winston Churchill argues that:

‘(Adolf Hitler is) a genius born of the miseries of Germany. We may yet live to see Hitler a gentlier figure in a happier age.’

Winston Churchill: Great Contemporaries (1935)

In 1936, hundreds of thousands of British working class people (inspired by the Communist Party of Great Britain, but not the Labour Party of the day) stopped the fascist Oswald Mosley and his ‘Blackshirts’ during the Battle of Cable Street (in East London). An incensed Winston Churchill, writing as he was for the middle class elite, had his book re-published in 1937, so that the British nation (and its elite) could read yet again his glowing words about Adolf Hitler.

Reference:

Stalin’s War Through the Eyes of His Generals: By Albert Axell, Arms and Armour, (1997), Page 38

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