Bulletin #117 – Mar 2018

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An Oscar for Oldman Gary Oldman Wins Best Actor for His Performance as Churchill

Gary Oldman won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, California on March 4th. Oldman, who had only been nominated once before, received his first Oscar for his performance as Winston Churchill in the film Darkest Hour directed by Joe Wright. Read More >

An Affair Not to Remember Sensational Story Proves Only Shoddy Scholarship

By MICHAEL F. BISHOP and DAVID FREEMAN

“CHURCHILL’S SECRET AFFAIR,” scream the headlines. Evidently, we are to believe that the happily-married Winston Churchill had a dalliance with the glamorous, doomed socialite Lady Castlerosse in the 1930s. An allegation based on a rumor of a supposed marital indiscretion eighty years ago hardly seems like news, but media around the world have breathlessly reported it as indisputable fact. It appears, however, that journalists have not taken the trouble to read and carefully analyze the article published this month in the Journal of Contemporary History that gives rise to this sensationalist storm. Read More >

The Man Who Saved the World Video from Andrew Roberts

Prager University have published a wonderful five-and-a-half minute video featuring historian Andrew Roberts describing the Winston Churchill’s life and career. With simple graphics, Roberts explains just why Churchill matters to Britain and the world. Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Wartime Poster in Hebrew

By BRIAN KRAPF

Wartime posters were printed on thin paper, intended to be used and withstand nails, tacks, and a variety of weather conditions. Most were taken down and thrown away as they deteriorated or when freshly designed posters were produced to take their place. The poster pictured on the left is one of the most famous Churchill images from the Second World War. To this day, it serves as one of the most visible reminders of Churchill’s wartime leadership and continues to be reproduced on coffee mugs, t-shirts, key rings, postcards, and other tourist novelties. It can also be found on page 2 of each issue of Finest Hour. Read More >

The Churchill Quiz Test Your Knowledge of Churchill

By JAMES LANCASTER

The popular Churchill Quiz is published exclusively online. Find out if you know as much about Sir Winston Churchill as you think you do and learn something new in the process. Each new edition of the quarterly feature is uploaded to the International Churchill Society website. The latest installment is now available. Follow this link to take the spring edition of the Churchill quiz. Read More >

The Churchill Image New Exhibit in Fulton

Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri began to acquire sculptural portraits of Winston Churchill even before a permanent museum and memorial was established in in 1969. Over the past fifty years, the National Churchill Museum has assembled one of the most important and extensive collections of bronze sculptures depicting the likeness of arguably the most recognizable leader of the 20th century. Read More >

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