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Bulletin #121 – Jul 2018

Kennedy Keynotes Conference Retiring US Supreme Court Justice Will Speak at Williamsburg

Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (ret.) Supreme Court of the United States, who announced his retirement from the United States Supreme Court last month, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2018 International Churchill Conference to be held in Virginia’s Colonial Williamsburg, November 9–11. This year’s theme will be “Churchill: Walking with Destiny.” Please click here to register for your place at the conference. Read More >

The Churchill Documents Normandy and Beyond: May–December 1944


Larry P. Arnn and Martin Gilbert, eds., The Churchill Documents, Volume 20, Normandy and Beyond: May–December 1944, Hillsdale College Press, 2018, 2576, $60. ISBN 978-0916308384

This volume of the Churchill War Papers covers the climax of Britain’s war against Germany and its accelerating eclipse by an America whose war effort was peaking as an overstretched Britain began to decline. It shows Churchill fighting both to maintain Britain’s parity in the alliance and to preserve its power position in a post war world beginning to take shape as the Nazi empire collapsed. It was a doomed endeavor but a remarkable rearguard action. Read More >

Churchill: Walking with Destiny Andrew Roberts Discusses Forthcoming Churchill Biography

Churchill: Walking with Destiny by prize-winning historian Andrew Roberts will be the first major biography of Winston Churchill published since 2001. Due out in Britain in October and in the United States the following month, the book benefits from research into the vast amount of material that has only become available in the present century including access to the diaries of King George VI. To watch a nine-minute video of the author discussing his work, please CLICK HERE. Read More >

RAF Centenary 1918–2018 The Royal Air Force Celebrates 100 Years


The Mall leading from Buckingham Palace to Admiralty Arch is alive with red, white, and blue. Union Jacks combined with sky-blue RAF ensigns hang from every lamppost. The centenary celebration of the first air force to become a fully independent branch of any nation’s military is underway in London. Read More >

Lord Carrington, 1919–2018 Last Survivor of Churchill’s Government

Peter Carington, the 6th Baron Carrington, passed away on July 9. He was the last surviving person to serve in government under Winston Churchill having been a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and then Defence when Churchill was Prime Minister from 1951 to 1955. He served under five more Prime Ministers before capping his career as Secretary General of NATO in the 1980s. Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Unique Churchill Statue


This wonderful statue of Winston Churchill is one of my favorite pieces and one of the few wartime American pieces of Churchilliana. Standing eleven inches tall and made of bronze smelter, it dates to 1940. Per the tag on the bottom, it was offered in return for a $2.00 donation to the British American Ambulance Corps. The piece rarely appears at market, and the fundraising price was eclipsed long ago by competitive bidders seeking to add it to their collections. Read More >

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