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US News PODCAST. The day… Winston Churchill seriously considered attacking the USSR

12:16  05 august  2020
12:16  05 august  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Brest. A painting by Mathurin Méheut sold for € 29,140

 Brest. A painting by Mathurin Méheut sold for € 29,140 © YVAN ZEDDA “The Pardon of Notre Dame de la Joie en Pays Bigouden” by Mathurin Méheut, was sold for € 29,140 at auction, this Sunday, July 26, 2020, at the Brest auction house (Finistère). On the occasion of the Breton Soul auction, at the Brest auction house (Finistère) this Sunday, July 26, 2020, the painting "The Pardon of Notre Dame de la Joie en Pays Bigouden", by the famous Mathurin Méheut, sold for the remarkable price of € 29,140 (€ 23,500 hammer).

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Soviet -Finnish war was dragging on — which was unexpected not only for the Soviet leadership but for the Western powers as well. Simultaneously with the plans to invade the USSR from the North, leaders of the Great Britain and France were making up a plot to attack USSR from the South.

Le jour où... Winston Churchill a envisagé l'opération Unthinkable. © Jeff Pourquie The day… Winston Churchill considered Operation Unthinkable.

When a little story could have changed the big one ... They almost turned the tide of events, but nothing went as planned. This summer, Ouest-France tells you in a podcast of those days when history could have been completely changed. In this episode, journalist Jean-Christophe Piot returns to Operation Unthinkable. In 1945, Winston Churchill seriously considered attacking the USSR.

“From Stettin on the Baltic to Trieste on the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended on Europe. Winston Churchill’s famous quote from 1946 marks the beginning of the clash between East and West in the aftermath of World War II. But the dissension between the Allies did not wait for Germany's surrender to turn dramatic, as one of the most surprising records of the time shows: Operation Unthinkable.

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 Delling: lack of understanding due to vacancy in HSV leadership © Georg Wendt / dpa / archive picture Gerhard Delling, moderator. Former ARD presenter Gerhard Delling sees a shortcoming in the leadership of the second division soccer team Hamburger SV: «I cannot understand that there is no CEO. In this phase, someone has to be there to develop a vision and make it clear to people that it is worth going further into the stadium and investing in HSV, »said the 61-year-old journalist in the podcast of the« Hamburger Abendblatt ».

I have taken occasion to speak to you tonight because we have reached one of the climacterics of the war. In the first of these intense turning points, a year ago, France fell prostrate under the German hammer and we had to face the storm alone.

Winston Churchill urged the United States to launch a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union to win the Cold War, a newly released document reveals. But he was one of the first international statesmen to recognise the post-war threat posed by the USSR , and in 1946 made a famous speech in Fulton

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