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Can History ever be True?

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Robin Bruce Lockhart asks if eyewitness history is more reliable than that of the historians

"Max [Beaverbrook] took me to his bedroom when he was going to bed. Expressed his fears of Winston. Knew a lot about arms but his judgement was terrifying. Decisions taken at 1.30 a.m. always bad – people agreed because wanted to go to bed ... We needed younger men – no-one stood up to PM in Cabinet Chiefs of Staff too old. Lethargy and lack of speed'.


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