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Churchill: Covert warrior Mark 2

A series of recent blockbuster films have celebrated Winston Churchill as a great war leader and defender of freedom. But they have significantly failed to acknowledge in any way Churchill’s dedication to covert warfare and his complete lack of scruple in removing democratically elected governments.

Churchill: The covert warrior

While Winston Churchill’s role as an extraordinary war leader is being celebrated in a series of recent films, his support for somewhat dubious covert warfare operations has been largely ignored. Take for instance, his backing for the toppling of Dr Mohammed Mossadeq, Prime Minister of Iran, in a joint British and American operation some 65 years ago.