This post was most recently updated on March 15th, 2019
V For Victory
The man himself was unimpressed by the huge crowds who turned out to hear him speak, once remarking that ‘ten times as many would come to see me hanged.’
His two-fingered Victory V salute became familiar around the world as the struggle against Nazi Germany dragged on.
When victory finally came in sight in 1945 Churchill celebrated in typically robust fashion by urinating on the Siegfried Line, the Third Reich’s last line of defence.