Churchill’s “Brevity” memo

I’ve heard a couple times that Winston Churchill refused to read any memos longer than a page. So I looked it up and, while I can’t find any proof of that, I found this memo he wrote:

I’ve ranted a lot about overly fluffy writing:

So I guess that makes Churchill my new hero. The last paragraph is especially beautiful. And I love how the memo itself is an example of the kind of writing he wants to see.

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