Did Winston Churchill's assistant die smog?

Did Winston Churchill's assistant die smog?

Did Winston Churchill's assistant die smog?

Did Venetia Scott actually exist? Well, no. The earnest secretary who memorises Churchill's autobiography and struggles through the smog to work is actually one of The Crown's few invented characters, adding a dose of warmth to a chilly Downing Street. Her life and death are both fictional. BE

Did Churchill ignore the fog?

The plot of The Crown episode 4 depicts Churchill as uninterested in the fog, much to the chagrin of his ministers and new Queen and to the detriment of the country. It also shows Labour leader Clement Atlee being briefed about the crisis before it unfolds, and using it to his political advantage.

Did Churchill's secretary really get hit by a bus?

An angered Scott decided to "show him" by hurrying over to Downing Street to speak with Churchill, only to be struck by a bus, whose driver's view of the road was obscured by the road. Scott's death spurred Churchill on to tackle the smog after days of inaction.

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