Monday, August 27, 2018

Well, it's a documentary, not a Tarantino movie

I've seen a couple of episodes of “Churchill's Bodyguard”. I found it interesting. The story revolves around the British prime minister's perennial bodyguard, Walter H Thompson (Walter for short) and the almost innumerable attempts to assassinate Churchill. Occasionally, the story is humorous, with Churchill recklessly standing on a roof top, longing to see German V1 rockets at close range. Walter must have worked overtime to save the British war leader from himself! One episode deals with the Nazi-Iranian conspiracy to kill Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at the Tehran Conference.

It seems some other reviewers weren't as satisfied with the series as I was. After all, most of the material shown consists of stills of Winston, Walter and other prominent politicians or military men, plus a lot of maps. Well, it's a historical documentary, guys, not a Hollywood flick. Want some action? Go watch “Inglourious Basterds”, ha ha. Or start a new world war…

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