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Churchill in the Great War

Centenary of the Guns of August at National World War I Museum

WWI_logo The National World War I Museum of the United States in Kansas City welcomed veteran Churchill Centre lecturer John Maurer on October 9th. His hour-long lecture discussed Winston Churchill’s role in the build-up to the Great War and was the opening event organized by the Centre in commemorating the outbreak of war in 1914. The event was co-sponsored by the National Churchill Museum of the United States in Fulton, MO.

“John’s ability to describe the past in his engaging and captivating way really struck home with the audience,” Centre Executive Director Lee Pollock said. “Having him kick-off our WWI commemoration and to have it at such a location is the ideal way to begin the commemorations of the Great War and Churchill’s crucial role in the conflict.”

The Museum capped off the weekend with a showing of the acclaimed BBC docudrama “Churchill’s First World War”. Copies of this film may be purchased at and

John Maurer is the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI. He is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and has served on the Secretary of the Navy’s Advisory Committee on naval history. He is the author of numerous publications on Winston Churchill and a frequent contributor to Finest Hour, The Journal of Winston Churchill and His Times, published by The Churchill Centre.IMG_3629                          Prof. Mauer Speaks on Churchill
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