Churchill: The ‘cry-baby’ war hero

The celebrated leader’s propensity for public displays of emotion in the age of the stiff upper lip was a sign of his strength and self possession. By Andrew Roberts

Winston Churchill pictured in July 1964, a few months before his 90th birthday – a milestone that he marked with tears. The prime minister would cry at everything from suffering pets and march-pasts to dying friends and poetry recitals. (Picture by PA Images)

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