Apologies for this (perhaps cheeky) suggestion.. "Did Churchill smoke black market cigars?" http://flavoredcigars.info/alec-bradley-black-market-churchill-cigars/ (As this link might "seem" to suggest?) (somehow I think he actually may have got a lot of his cigars from sailor friends of old of his from his admiralty days who were allowed to bring them back in their own belongings from their sailings abroad?) - also were his cigars even always lit??? Occasionally I think specific warships also bought gifts of cigars back for Churchill from their tours abroad? I seem to remember a ww2 documentary a few years back which showed the German propaganda version of Churchill as a heavy drinking chain smoking... etc... etc.... (incapable and failing to win the war) And see; http://www.bytwerk.com/gpa/winstonchurchill.htm Background: Nazi propaganda on Winston Churchill followed a trajectory. Before the war began, he was a relatively minor figure, appearing only when he made the news for calling attention to German rearmament. Between the outbreak of the war and his appointment as prime minister, he was a bumbling clown, the hapless victim of German military brilliance. Between May 1941 and the invasion of the Soviet Union, he was the prime enemy, the person standing between Germany and a just peace. For the remainder of the war, he was the puppet of Stalin and Roosevelt and the Jews who stood behind them. (The images on this page come from a range of sources.) Which you can follow through the years as the tone changes but never seems to reference (i.e. look back on) itself. I can imagine someone keeping copies of these and asking - for each how come everything in them (predictive) is always so wrong??? Perhaps it would become a crime to keep them and reference back to where they were wrong? (I think Hitler thought that if you were a vegetarian, almost-teetotaler who didn't smoke then whatever else you chose to do was okay...) I also recently saw this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/winston-churchill/11374144/How-to-drink-like-Winston-Churchill.html Which does help dispel some of the myth (much of which I think Churchill himself loved to spread) But if one of his favourite drinks was actually German white wine (which he called HocK) then I can see why he wanted to see a speedy end to the war - and he'd better leap to the helm - and that the Nazi's had better watch out! Rm.