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BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 03 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1519
  1. Ian Robertson

    I deserve the pasting which Mr Winston Churchill gives me in this week's correspondence columns. In my last Soundings, I dredged up the pseudo memory that the late Sir Winston Churchill had been carried drunk from the War Rooms. Like the amateur journalist I am, I faxed off the piece without checking. I sincerely apologise to Winston Churchill MP for this gross error.

    There is, however, much discussion of Sir Winston Churchill's drinking in at least three biographies—those by J Charmley, Norman Rose, and Clive Ponting:

    At this period, Churchill's heavy drinking became apparent for the first time, although it was not on the gargantuan scale it reached later in life… …

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