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Winston Churchill on horseback in South Africa during the Boer War.<br />
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A never seen before letter by Winston Churchill has emerged to reveal how he once escaped a fatal bout of food poisoning which killed his manservant sitting next to him.

The future Prime Minister described how he had enjoyed the same food as tragic George Scrivings who became ravaged with salmonella poisoning a short time later.

The valet endured 16 hours of choleraic diarrhea before passing away in 1907 during a trip to East Africa.

The little-known episode reveals a close brush with death for the great wartime leader and shows how the course of history could have easily been changed.