• Henry Pelling


When Churchill’s appointment as Minister of Munitions was announced on July 17th 1917, there was an immediate outcry both in Fleet Street and at Westminster. The Morning Post was, predictably, especially hostile in its comments: it suggested that the appointment showed that ‘although we have not yet invented the unsinkable ship we have discovered the unsinkable politician…. We confidently anticipate that he will continue to make colossal blunders at the cost of the nation.’1


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    Lloyd George,War Memoirs (new ed.), 1, 1072.Google Scholar

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© Henry Mathison Pelling 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Pelling
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  1. 1.Fellow of St John’s CollegeCambridgeUK

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