The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz (62 page)

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C
HAPTER 67:
C
HRISTMAS

He gave the king
:
Colville,
Fringes of Power,
1:383.

“There may not be”
:
Lee,
London Observer,
187.

“Apparently,” wrote John Martin
:
Martin,
Downing Street,
37.

“A busy Christmas”
:
Colville,
Fringes of Power,
1:383.

“But it gave me a pang”
:
Diary, Dec. 24, 1940, Colville Papers.

“I know what your wife”
:
Colville,
Winston Churchill and His Inner Circle,
110.

“The great gloomy hall”
:
Soames,
Daughter’s Tale,
185.

“For once the shorthand writer”
:
Martin,
Downing Street,
37.

“This was one of the happiest”
:
Diary, Dec. 25, 1940, Mary Churchill Papers.

“The gloomiest Christmas Day”
:
Nicolson,
War Years,
131.

“The pubs were all full”
:
Wyndham,
Love Lessons,
166.

C
HAPTER 68:
E
GGLAYER

No balloons rose
:
Basil Collier,
Defense of the United Kingdom,
274.

C
HAPTER 69:
A
ULD
L
ANG
S
YNE

“I believe that the Axis”
:
Sherwood,
Roosevelt and Hopkins,
228.

“Roosevelt,” he wrote
:
Fred Taylor,
Goebbels Diaries,
222.

“This may help us”
:
Cadogan,
Diaries,
344.

“Remember, Mr. President”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
2:1309.

“Sometimes I hate the big city”
:
Fred Taylor,
Goebbels Diaries,
223.

In the Cabinet War Rooms
:
Martin,
Downing Street,
37; Colville,
Fringes of Power,
1:386.

P
ART FIVE:
THE AMERICANS
C
HAPTER 70:
S
ECRETS

“What a nice wintry morning”
:
Lee,
London Observer,
208.

“Nothing can exceed”
:
Churchill to Beaverbrook, Jan. 2, 1941, BBK/D, Beaverbrook Papers.

“I am not a committee man”
:
Beaverbrook to Churchill, Jan. 3, 1941, BBK/D, Beaverbrook Papers.

“My dear Max”
:
Churchill to Beaverbrook, Jan. 3, 1941, BBK/D, Beaverbrook Papers.

“Mademoiselle Curie”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:2–3.

“With the beginning”
:
Ibid., 4–6.

“The P.M. has circulated”
:
Colville,
Fringes of Power,
1:387.

“sank up to his ankles”
:
Ibid.

“At one time”
:
Singleton to Churchill, Jan. 3, 1941, F125/12, Lindemann Papers.

“I did not want to join”
:
Beaverbrook to Churchill, Jan. 6, 1941, BBK/D, Beaverbrook Papers.

“I have not the slightest”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:35.

“You must not forget”
:
Churchill to Beaverbrook, Jan. 7, 1941, BBK/D, Beaverbrook Papers.

“The truth is that they both”
:
A.J.P. Taylor,
Beaverbrook,
465.

“Who?”
:
Sherwood,
Roosevelt and Hopkins,
234.

Brendan Bracken called
:
Colville,
Fringes of Power,
1:393.

“as he snuggled”
:
Ibid., 392.

“Oh! I wish you were here”
:
Pamela Churchill to Randolph Churchill, Jan. 1, 1941, RDCH 1/3/5 File no. 3, Randolph Churchill Papers.

C
HAPTER 71:
T
HE
E
LEVEN-THIRTY
S
PECIAL

“He was as unlike”
:
Ismay,
Memoirs,
213–14.

“His was a soul”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:58.

“A rotund—smiling—red-faced”
:
Ibid., 59.

“I tried to be reasonably aloof”
:
Diary, Jan. 10, 1941, Colville Papers.

“It is so dreadfully dark”
:
Donnelly,
Mrs. Milburn’s Diaries,
72.

“feeling strange—country-cousinish”
:
Diary, Jan. 11, 1941, Mary Churchill Papers.

“embarrassed officials would often”
:
Soames,
Clementine Churchill,
385–86.

“Dinner at Ditchley”
:
Colville,
Fringes of Power,
1:395.

“We seek no treasure”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:68–69; Colville,
Fringes of Power,
1:396.

“Heavens alive”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:69.

“which with all its salutes”
:
Colville,
Fringes of Power,
1:397.

“The people here are amazing”
:
Sherwood,
Roosevelt and Hopkins,
243.

C
HAPTER 72:
T
O
S
CAPA
F
LOW

“When?” Wilson asked
:
Moran,
Churchill,
6.

The train carried
:
Nel,
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary,
78.

“We both felt Beaverbrook”
:
Andrew Roberts,
“Holy Fox,”
280.

“Lord and Lady Halifax”
:
Lee,
London Observer,
224.

“He looked miserable”
:
Ismay,
Memoirs,
214.

“We really had a pleasant time”
:
Lee,
London Observer,
225.

“came beaming into the breakfast car”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:86.

“The smile faded”
:
Ibid., 86–87.

C
HAPTER 73: “
W
HITHER
T
HOU
G
OEST”

“There was much discussion”
:
Martin,
Downing Street,
42.

“The land is bleak”
:
Lee,
London Observer,
226.

“I wanted Harry to see”
:
Ismay,
Memoirs,
214.

“Excuse me, sir”
:
Sherwood,
Roosevelt and Hopkins,
246.

“There was no noise”
:
Lee,
London Observer,
227.

“One of the projectiles”
:
Martin,
Downing Street,
40; Sherwood,
Roosevelt and Hopkins,
250.

“I was careful to avoid”
:
Ismay,
Memoirs,
215.

“But there was no escape”
:
Ibid., 216.

“I suppose you wish”
:
Ibid.; Moran,
Churchill,
6.

“He knew what it meant”
:
Moran,
Churchill,
6.

“I found her charming”
:
Diary, Jan. 18, 1941, Colville Papers.

“Oh yes,” Hopkins told one valet
:
Sherwood,
Roosevelt and Hopkins,
255.

“He gets on like”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:165.

C
HAPTER 74:
D
IRECTIVE
N
O. 23

On Thursday, February 6
:
Trevor-Roper,
Blitzkrieg to Defeat,
56–58.

“The decision to attack”
:
“Hermann Göring,” Interrogation Report, Military Intelligence Service, U.S. Ninth Air Force, June 1, 1945, Spaatz Papers.

“We’ve got England”
:
Interrogation Report, Generals Attig, Schimpf, et al., May 20, 1945, Spaatz Papers.

“Nothing leaked out”
:
Kesselring,
Memoirs,
85.

C
HAPTER 75:
T
HE
C
OMING
V
IOLENCE

“My dear Prime Minister”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:191.

“made some people’s flesh creep”
:
Home Intelligence Weekly Report for Feb. 5–12, 1941, INF 1/292, UKARCH.

Churchill opened by offering
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:192–200.

called it
“insolent”
:
Fred Taylor,
Goebbels Diaries,
229.

“I could not have a better”
:
Wheeler-Bennett,
King George VI,
447, 849.

“How many bombs”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:224.

“We must begin persuading”
:
Ibid., 225.

“The need for sustained”
:
Telegrams, Jan. 21 and 23, 1941, BBK/D, Beaverbrook Papers.

“Sunny day like spring”
:
Wyndham,
Love Lessons,
171.

“Well, it is hell”
:
Interview Transcripts, July 1991, Biographies File, Pamela Harriman Papers.

C
HAPTER 76:
L
ONDON,
W
ASHINGTON, AND
B
ERLIN

“This bill has to pass”
:
Conant,
My Several Lives,
253–55.

“It is impossible”
:
“Memorandum for the Chief of Staff,” War Department, March 3, 1941, Spaatz Papers.

On March 5 he issued
:
Trevor-Roper,
Blitzkrieg to Defeat,
58–59.

C
HAPTER 77:
S
ATURDAY
N
IGHT

“slim grey beautiful”
:
Wyndham,
Love Lessons,
160.

“the least melancholy”
:
Graves,
Champagne and Chandeliers,
112.

“I don’t know why”
:
Ibid., 115.

“He has established”
:
Fred Taylor,
Goebbels Diaries,
260.

One important factor
:
Goodwin,
No Ordinary Time,
213.

C
HAPTER 78:
T
HE
T
ALL
M
AN WITH THE
S
MILE

“An extraordinary meal”
:
Averell Harriman, Memorandum to self, March 11, 1941, “Harriman Mission,” Chronological File, W. Averell Harriman Papers.

The U.S. Navy had no plans
:
Ibid.

“No one has given me”
:
Ibid.

“cheap old bastard”
:
Smith,
Reflected Glory,
259.

Just two days earlier
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:320–24.

C
HAPTER 79:
S
NAKEHIPS

Charles Graves’s
Champagne and Chandeliers,
a biography of the café, provides a vivid and detailed account of the bombing on pages 112–25. The National Archives of the United Kingdom holds a map made by investigators that shows the layout of the club and the locations of injured guests and bodies, and includes this notation: “Six persons were found dead still sitting at table. They had no superficial injuries.” HO 193/68, UKARCH.

“I do find London shops”
:
Diary, March 8, 1941, Mary Churchill Papers.

He set off at a run
:
Graves,
Champagne and Chandeliers,
116.

“The men, almost all in uniform”
:
Ziegler,
London at War,
148.

“It is my sister’s birthday”
:
Graves,
Champagne and Chandeliers,
121.

“It seemed so easy to forget”
:
Diary, March 8, 1941, Mary Churchill Papers.

“Wilkins and I tried to lift”
:
Graves,
Champagne and Chandeliers,
118–19.

“Oh it was so gay”
:
Diary, March 8, 1941, Mary Churchill Papers.

“Recalling it now”
:
Soames,
Daughter’s Tale,
191.

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