Heir to the Throne Accepts Award From Former PM Sir John Major
Bulletin #66 – Dec 2013
Publisher: Lee Pollock, Executive Director of The Churchill CentreEditor: David Freeman, Ph.D. Contact the Editor via email here.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Presented With The Churchill Centre’s 2013 Sir Winston Churchill Award
Introducing Those Who Specialize in the Sale of Churchill Books: The Churchill Book Specialist in Tucson, Arizona
This month we complete our series profiling rare book dealers who specialize in the works of Winston Churchill by speaking with Mark Weber, owner of The Churchill Book Specialist in Tuscon, Arizona.
CB: Who are you?
MW: I and my wife, Avril, are the proprietors of The Churchill Book Specialist, a mailorder bookseller specializing in all manner of Churchill collectibles. Our inventory is not limited to fine (and expensive) first editions. We also stock almost all editions of books by Churchill including low-cost copies and foreign-language versions. Additionally, we carry books about Churchill, books with contributions from Churchill, pamphlets and a wide array of Churchill ephemera, which can be viewed at our website www.wscbooks.com. Read More >
Video of Distinguished Historian Speaking at Cornell University
Churchill and New Zealand (and Canada and the Netherlands)
Finest Hour number 161 will be published in January 2014. The long-awaited “New Zealand Number” is finally here! As Editor Richard M. Langworth notes, issues of Finest Hour with contents themed to each of the Great Dominions were envisioned long ago. But while Canada and Australia have received their treatment, only now has New Zealand received the attention it has long deserved. Mike Groves, who leads “Churchill’s Dining Club” in Auckland, writes the lead story about “A State of Mutual Affection: Churchill & New Zealand.” Gerald Hensley examines two war-time prime ministers in “Fraser & Churchill: A Working Partnership.” Intrinsic to his story is the illustrious Lt. Gen Sir Bernard Freyberg, whom Churchill greeted after the first battle of El Alamein with the words, “thank God you are here” and recommended for the Garter to go along with his Victoria Cross. Read More >
Celia Sandys Follows Her Grandfather’s Footsteps In Ottawa
Walker Discusses His New Book About What Might Have Been
Report by the Editor
[London–24 October] Speaking to an audience of over 100 people at the Polish Hearth Club, Mr. Jonathan Walker discussed Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s secret plan to attack the Soviet Union in 1945 in order to “save” Poland. Although the once closely-guarded secret was long ago declassified, Walker is the first historian to give the subject a thorough going over. That Churchill even considered the idea is astonishing, but as the war in Europe wound down, the Prime Minister became concerned by the disappearance of Polish leaders and members of the resistance under the Soviet occupation. Grimly aware that defending Polish independence had been Britain’s stated purpose for declaring war in 1939, Churchill commissioned the Chiefs of Staff in April 1945 to draw up a most desperate plan. Read More >