History has deemed it such.
He washes his hands, and sidles towards the towel. As he sidles, the other man finishes the job, ignores the sink, and heads for the door. This man is Winston Churchill.
As Winston approaches the exit, the old Etonian cries out in an old Etonian drawl, ‘At Eton, they taught us to wash our hands after using the toilet,’
Churchill takes a puff of the cigar in his left hand. He exhales. And speaks.
‘At Harrow,’ he replies, ‘they taught us not to piss on our hands.’
We should of course criticise Churchill and the British administration for such atrocities.
But I don't think it's comparable to Mao or Stalin.
Firstly, Churchill wasn't a dictator so the blame can't be solely placed on him. Secondly, it's pretty well accepted that the famines were as a result of policy failure. While not excusable, I don't think it was an objective of the British to kill people. Mao and Stalin on the other hand...
Reducing this to just "the beaches" frankly is insulting. This isn't just the internet deciding, the complete quote is still well-known precisely for the many places that were mentioned. It's a spirit tragically but honorably seen in Ukraine today.
I'd also suggest accepting Blenheim Palace as his country estate - his birthplace and family seat if not his personal pad.
And Churchill's family estate, where he was born, is Blenheim
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