We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on Churchill at the Admiralty, published in the January issue of Military History Monthly. We are delighted to announce the winners.

WINNER

‘Some questioned Churchill’s unorthodox training methods, but the removal of footwear followed by hours of intense staring proved highly effective.’ — Bart Wagstaff

RUNNERS UP

‘Churchill’s keen awareness could sense that something foul was afoot.’ — Christopher Warner

‘I thought all sailors had webs between their toes!’ — Les Quilter



9 Comments

  1. Les Quilter
    December 20, 2018 @ 10:55 pm

    I thought all sailors had webs between their toes!

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  2. Daniel Boone
    December 31, 2018 @ 9:27 pm

    Without shoes son, you can’t fight the Hun.

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  3. Christopher Warner
    January 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

    Churchill’s keen awareness could sense that something foul was afoot.

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  4. Jude Andrews
    January 9, 2019 @ 4:58 pm

    With new shoes at stake, Churchill’s annual staring competition was a highlight for these recruits.

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  5. Bart Wagstaff
    January 9, 2019 @ 5:05 pm

    Some questioned Churchill’s unorthodox training methods, but the removal of footwear followed by hours of intense staring proved highly effective.

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  6. Jack Rawkins
    January 16, 2019 @ 10:45 am

    I said, DO YOU LIKE MY HAT???

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  7. Kim Murray
    February 6, 2019 @ 5:41 pm

    Chin up lad – the athlete foot powder’s coming

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  8. Les Quilter
    March 26, 2019 @ 9:51 pm

    New boots will be here next week and you can look bootiful again!

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  9. Les Quilter
    June 6, 2019 @ 11:17 pm

    Well done, lads; toe the line!

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