Sir Nicholas Soames MP, a grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, will be a featured speaker at the 2018 International Churchill Conference to be held in Virginia’s Colonial Williamsburg next November 9–11. This year’s theme will be “Churchill: Walking with Destiny.” Please click here to register for your place at the conference.
Bulletin #120 – Jun 2018
What is now known as the International Churchill Society came to life in the spring of 1968 when the first issue of Finest Hour was delivered to the charter members—all twelve of them. This month, Finest Hour 180 reaches thousands of members on six continents. Included are tributes from British Prime Minister Theresa May and ICS President Randolph Churchill. Read More >
The National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri recently received a donation of a painting by Sir Winston Churchill titled Lake Scene at Norfolk. The generous gift came from the Monsanto Company of St. Louis. Read More >
The National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC) on the campus of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. has rapidly become an important platform for diplomats, authors, and scholars to speak about their activities and publications. Best of all, these sessions are free and open to the public. The Fall 2018 series of speakers will be as follows: Read More >
By BRIAN KRAPF
This very interesting postcard was printed in Brussels shortly after the end of the Boer War as part of the publisher’s Transvaal Series. At the time it was originally offered for sale, Churchill would already have gained notoriety for his famous escape from prison in Pretoria and would likely have already embarked on his lecture tour. Read More >
In the spring of 1943, Allied forces completed the process of driving the Axis powers out of Africa. “That’s one continent redeemed,” Churchill observed. In May, the prime minister travelled to Washington for the third time during the war to meet with President Roosevelt. Following the “Trident” conference, Churchill travelled with US Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall and the Chief of the Imperial General Staff Sir Alan Brooke to meet with General Eisenhower in Algiers and settle upon the details for the invasion of Sicily. Read More >