Churchill 'Turning in His Grave' Over Transformers Filming

WWII prime minister's home covered in Nazi regalia
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2016 5:52 PM CDT
Churchill's Home Covered in Nazi Flags for Transformers
A scene from "Transformers: Age of Extinction."   (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, ILM)

Veterans say Winston Churchill is "turning in his grave" after his former home was done up in Nazi regalia for filming on Transformers: The Last Knight, the Sun reports. According to the Guardian, Blenheim Palace in England was outfitted in massive swastika-emblazoned flags and patrolled by Nazi stormtroopers for filming this week. Churchill, Britain's prime minister during World War II, was born in the palace.

"I know it's a film, but it's symbolically disrespectful to Churchill," a former British commander in Afghanistan tells the Sun. "It's a total disgrace," Tony Hayes, the head of Veteran's Association UK, tells Variety. "It's an insult." Hayes says "really anywhere else in the country except Buckingham Palace" would have been more appropriate. Blenheim Palace is a popular filming location. (Read more Winston Churchill stories.)

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