Bulletin #122 – Aug 2018

The Statesman as Artist Sir David Cannadine to Speak at 2018 Churchill Conference

The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill

Churchillian Drift Texas Governor Inadvertently Highlights Hazard

On August 7th, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott tweeted a meme featuring an image of Winston Churchill and a quotation attributed to the British Prime Minister. Unfortunately, as he quickly discovered, the governor had fallen prey to the hazard of “Churchillian Drift,” attributing an aphorism of unknown origin to Winston Churchill. Read More >

Finest Hour Extras Online Feature Stories about Churchill

The rich abundance of material received for publication by the International Churchill Society exceeds the space we have in our quarterly print journal Finest Hour. Fortunately the ICS website can accommodate all stories that might not fit the theme of any issue of Finest Hour but which are certainly worthy of the reader’s attention. We are happy to present these under the heading Finest Hour Extras, and there have been two recent editions to this page. Read More >

Pressure West End Play Dramatizes D-Day Weather Forecasting

Written by and starring David Haig, Pressure is an exciting dramatization that tells the story of those responsible for putting together the weather forecasts ahead of the the Allied landings at Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Haig plays Group Captain James Stagg, who is brought in to work closely with General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of Overlord. Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Wartime Egg Cup

By BRIAN KRAPF

This egg cup measures three inches tall and is made of hand painted pottery. It established the Churchill’s presence at many a breakfast table during the war. Who wouldn’t want to have the Prime Minister join them for a meal? Read More >

Be Ye Men of Valour National Churchill Museum Receives Generous Bequest

The National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, is pleased to announce it has received a $656,000 bequest from Californian and former Westminster College trustee, Ronald J. Kostich. These funds will be added to the Museum’s endowment and support educational outreach programs. Read More >

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