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Churchill Had to Make a Choice

Between Two Truths&md;Living with Biblical Tensions, Klyne Snodgrass, 1990, Zondervan Publishing House, p. 179

During World War II, Winston Churchill was forced to make a painful choice. The British secret service had broken the Nazi code and informed Churchill that the Germans were going to bomb Coventry. He had two alternatives: (1) evacuate the citizens and save hundreds of lives at the expense of indicating to the Germans that the code was broken; or (2) take no action, which would kill hundreds but keep the information flowing and possibly save many more lives. Churchill had to choose and followed the second course.