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Bulletin #126 – Dec 2018

The Statesman as Artist Sir David Cannadine Discusses Churchill the Painter

Winston Churchill’s beloved hobby of painting as a pastime received special attention at this year’s International Churchill Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. Churchill’s granddaughter Edwina Sandys, herself a professional artist, introduced Sir David Cannadine whose latest book is Churchill: The Statesman as Artist. Read More >

Ungentlemanly Warfare Giles Milton Discusses the Black Ops of WWII

Giles Milton, the author of Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, held the close attention of those attending the 35th International Churchill Conference as he spoke about the dramatic actions of Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War. “It’s not just the good boys who win wars,” Churchill observed in one of his lesser known quotations, “but the cheats and the stinkers as well.” With this, Milton introduced the story of a secret organization, which would not be fighting the war against the Nazis by the Marquess of Queensberry rules. Read More >

Walking with Destiny Andrew Roberts Discusses His New Churchill Biography

Award-winning historian Andrew Roberts visited the National Churchill Library and Center to discuss his major new biography Churchill: Walking with Destiny. In a one-hour interview recorded by C-SPAN, Roberts spoke with library director Michael F. Bishop and answered questions from the audience touching on many different aspects of Winston Churchill’s long life and career. Read More >

Q&A with Chris Matthews ICS Director Chats with ICS Chairman Laurence Geller

American news broadcaster Chris Matthews, who is a member of the International Churchill Society board of directors, sat down to answer questions put to him by the chairman of the board Laurence Geller during the 35th International Churchill Conference. They discussed what impressed Matthews the most about Churchill and surveyed the current political scene with a discussion that held the attention of the audience. Read More >

Finest Hour Extra Churchill the “Poilu”

The newest edition to our Finest Hour Extras page is a study of Winston Churchill fighting on the Western Front during the First World War by Professor Antoine Capet of the University of Rouen. During the first half of 1916, Lt.Col. Churchill spent twenty-three weeks commanding the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers in the trenches near the Franco-Belgian border. But he was no ordinary officer. Prof. Capet examines both the myths and the realities. Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Clarice Cliff Figurine


This figurine of the Prime Minister was produced in 1940 by the famed British porcelain designer Clarice Cliff, the Art Director of Newport Pottery. Ms. Cliff is best known for her highly collectible porcelain dinnerware, which is immediately recognizable due to its use of different, unconventional shapes and vividly coloured patterns. Read More >

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