Which World War II leading member of government was aboard a warship while it was engaging the enemy?
#107424. Asked by unclerick. (Jul 26 09 6:16 PM)
Churchill is the correct answer. He visited Normandy shortly after D Day. On his return trip across the English channel he suggested that the warship he was on should fire at German positions. Apparently he was disappointed that there was no return fire. I learned of this while watching a biography of his life and thought it would make a great trivia question. If someone could find a link and post it that would be great.
Jul 27 09, 1:04 AM
This "might" count?
The book opens with Churchill’s five-day voyage of Aug. 4, 1941 to meet Roosevelt for the first time. Churchill boarded the battleship HMS Prince of Wales and with destroyer escort and evading German U-Boats he made the trip to Placentia Bay in Newfoundland.
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