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After the failure for the Gallipoli campaign in 1915, which the entire cabinet had supported, Churchill was forced out of the government as a scapegoat. He went to France and commanded a front line battalion where he was often under fire.

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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  1. Gallipoli was seen as Churchill’s baby. In concept it was a good plan that made some strategic sense. It’s execution was botched from the outset, dooming the operation to failure from the get-go. Since it was his baby, Churchill had to suffer the inevitable political consequences coming in its wake.

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