Winston Churchill's 'gilded trench whistle' was really a rattle

Winston Churchill's "gilded trench whistle" was really a rattle:

A picture caption on March 4 with an article about a new book on Winston Churchill, “Churchill Style,” by Barry Singer, using information from his publisher, misidentified one of the items shown among Churchill’s personal effects. It is a baby rattle, not a gilded trench whistle.

  • Craig Silverman

    Craig Silverman ( is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification.


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