Monday, September 19, 2011

The Churchill Statement

The Bengal famine in 1943 caused lakhs of people to lose their lifes and created a complete chaos in the country, despite the fact that there was just a 5% drop from normal food production. The reason behind such a famine was not an Act of God but rather an Act of unrestrained Distribution by the Britishers with a complete disregard for the resident Indians.

Now this is the killer blow, when the pressure mounted on British bureaucrats, Winston Churchill sent a cable demanding to know why, if food was so scarce, his sworn enemy Gandhi wasn’t dead yet.

A statement of complete distaste from someone regarded to be the most inspirational leader in British history.


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