Blenheim Palace, Service at Bladon, Dinner at Ditchley and More!
Bulletin #75 – Sep 2014
Publisher: Lee Pollock, Executive Director of The Churchill CentreEditor: David Freeman, Ph.D. Contact the Editor via e-mail here.
Churchill Centre and George Washington University join with Sulgrave Manor and Mount Vernon in Bicentennial Commemoration
British Pathé Website Releases Rare Informal Footage
British Pathé has released fifteen minutes of rarely seen film footage from January 1950 showing Winston Churchill preparing a newsreel message for the British general election held the following month. The film includes a sequence of camera takes in which Churchill experiments with different vocal inflections and word emphases. He also interacts with the cameraman and crew, sharing his musings about different speaking techniques, and chuckling at himself when losing his train of thought. At one point he even tries “an experiment with my voice” by reciting – from memory – lines from Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a work Churchill had first read some 50 years before. To view the film, please CLICK HERE. Read More >
75th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Second World War
The Churchill Centre Connects With American Political Scientists.
The recent American Political Science Association annual meeting for the tenth consecutive year featured two informative educational sessions hosted by The Churchill Centre.
Guests filled the Army and Navy club in Washington, DC on August 28 to hear Professor Jeremy Rabkin of George Mason University speak on “Coping with Decline: Contemporary Lessons from Churchill’s Postwar Strategy.” The dinner was moderated by Churchill Centre member Michael F. Bishop.
Latest Edition of the Churchill Quiz Now Available
As announced in Chartwell Bulletin in June, the popular Churchill Quiz is now published exclusively online. Each new edition of the quarterly feature is uploaded to The Churchill Centre website. The latest installment is now available. To view the Autumn edition of the quiz, please CLICK HERE. Read More >