Dundee finds a few words for Churchill

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“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it,” quipped Sir Winston Churchill. For a man remembered as a towering statesmen his prediction has proved overwhelmingly true - although not in Dundee.

This week, in a symbolic moment, the city where Churchill spent 15 years as an MP before being cast by voters into political wilderness will begin its reconciliation by unveiling its first memorial to Britain's most celebrated leader.

The small bronze plaque, just 70cm by 50cm (28x20in), may not look much, but its unveiling by Lady Soames, Churchill's youngest daughter, on Friday will mark an historic detente after 100 years of strained relations over the politician.

“This is the moment when the hatchet can finally be buried,” said Andrew Roberts, the award-winning historian, who will deliver a lecture as part of a series of events to mark the centenary of Churchill's election as MP in 1908.

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