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Bulletin #123 – Sep 2018

Churchill in Williamsburg, 2018 Full Conference Schedule Announced

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

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Finest Hour Extra The Speech Churchill Never Gave

The latest in our series of online specials is a tantalizing tale about what might have been. In the spring of 1951, Winston Churchill was all set to visit the United States in response to an invitation to speak at the University of Pennsylvania. Detailed plans were made. Clementine Churchill would accompany her husband and there would be a meeting with President Truman in Washington. A major address was anticipated and broadcast media prepared to cover every minute. Read More >

Their Finest Hour 110th Anniversary of the Churchill's Wedding

Winston Churchill married Clementine Hozier on 12 September 1908 at St. Margaret’s, Westminster. As is well known, the marriage proved a great success and lasted more than fifty-six years until Sir Winston passed away early in 1965. For both bride and groom, the moment was their finest hour. But it might have turned out differently. Read More >

Meuse-Argonne Offensive Centenary of Deadliest Battle in American History


On 26 September 1918, American forces in France under the command of General John J. Pershing began the military campaign that claimed more lives than any other in the history of their country. The battle lasted until the end of the war on 11 November. Among those who participated were Capt. Harry S. Truman and Sergeant Alvin York. Winston Churchill described the first day of the battle in the third volume of his memoir The World Crisis: Read More >

Truman’s Thoughtful Gift A Glass Raised before the “Iron Curtain” Descended


One of the lesser-known stories surrounding Winston Churchill’s March 5, 1946, visit to Westminster College, where he delivered his “Iron Curtain” speech, concerns President Harry S. Truman making certain that the former Prime Minister received a little fortification before delivering his oration. Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Royal Doulton Jug


This jug depicting a seated Winston Churchill is a classic item that has found its way into many homes. If one owns a piece of porcelain Churchilliana, chances are it’s this well executed, hand painted piece. Read More >

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