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This is Boris's Falklands War, and he will do everything he can to win it

Aug 29, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

When Winston Churchill was asked whether Downing Street personnel could have a week's holiday for Christmas, he declined immediately. It was 1940 and Churchill, "surprised" by the request, explained that he planned to work "continuously". Staff were only allowed time off to attend Divine Service, and Churchill wished them "a busy Christmas and a frantic New Year".

He only took eight days' holiday between the start and end of the war, and even then had cables delivered on at least some of t...