1940-1949 | Churchill's crimes | Italy

Churchill refuses to consider urgent food aid for Italy

13 February 1945 On 13 February 1945, during the closing weeks of the Second World War,¬† Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander was attending a lavish lunch on board the luxurious ocean liner SS Franconia with Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a few senior government officials. As his fellow diners gorged themselves on the extravagant spread,…

1800-1859 | Famine

Prime Minister – Irish treachery means they must starve

13 February 1849 On 13 February 1849, Prime Minister Lord John Russel wrote to the Earl of Clarendon, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, instructing him to ‘leave things to the operation of natural courses.’ He was referring to several letters from the Earl appealing for some intervention to help mitigate what was known as ‘the Great…