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The criticism of Winston Churchill by Major-General J.F.C. Fuller is studied in the article “J.F.C. Fuller’s Assessment of Winston Churchill as Grand Strategist, 1939-1945,” by Alaric Searle (University of Salford) and published in Global War Studies (12:3, 2015). In the article Searle considers the personal relationship between Churchill and Fuller in the period 1917-1938; Fuller’s critique of Churchill as a journalist during the war; and Fuller’s bitter criticism and personal attacks on Churchill in the books Fuller wrote after the conflict, including The Second World War, 1939-1945 and Decisive Battles of the Western World, Volume III. Fuller faulted Churchill most especially for his support of the strategic bombing campaign and the policy of unconditional surrender. Searle observes that the critique of Churchill offered by Fuller, who had joined the British Union of Fascists in 1934, “could be easily dismissed because of his, at times, apparent sympathy for the fascist project.” The Global War Studies web site is here.

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