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Bulletin #128 – Feb 2019

Save the Date! 29–31 October 2019 Churchill Conference in Washington, DC

The thirty-sixth International Churchill Conference will take place 29–31 October in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown Marriott. Full program details are still developing, but there are some exciting details that can already be shared. Read More >

Churchill Fellows Weekend National Churchill Museum Celebrations, May 3–5

America’s National Churchill Museum 50th Anniversary

Registration Now Open

Join members of the Churchill family, the Association of Churchill Fellows, and other dignitaries from across the globe in Fulton, Missouri, for a weekend of extraordinary exhibitions and events, including a special commemoration of the re-hallowing of Sir Christopher Wren’s Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, an unforgettable memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. Read More >

Finest Hour Extra C. S. Lewis on Winston Churchill

Both men were famous for their wartime broadcasts on the BBC. But what if anything did the famous scholar, author, and Christian apologist C. S. Lewis think of his contemporary, the even more famous Winston Churchill—a man of decidedly irregular religious belief? Read More >

India on Churchill Message Sent to the Queen on Churchill’s Death

This past month marked the fifty-fourth anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill on 24 January 1965. The following day, The Times printed this letter sent to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the President of India:

“It is with profound sorrow that the Government and people of India have learnt of the passing away of the Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Churchill, the greatest Englishman we have known. The magic of his personality and his mastery of words renewed faith in freedom in [the] most difficult years of the Second World War. He left his imprint on the face of Europe and the world. His unforgettable services will be cherished for centuries. I convey to Your Majesty, the British Government and the people of Britain, our deepest sympathy in your great loss. It must be some comfort for you to know that your grief is shared by millions all over the world.”

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Churchill Style The Art of Being Winston Churchill: Cigars II

By Barry Singer

Last month we looked at Churchill’s cigar buying habits before the First World War. These habits evolved over time. During the decades between the world wars (his “Wilderness Years”), Churchill purchased his cigars from a rather surprising source. Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Woodblock Art

By Brian Krapf

This woodblock printed artwork measures six inches square and was found in London many years ago. It is printed on a high quality textured paper that resembles silk, possibly as an alternative since silk was a wartime commodity until rationing ended in 1949. Read More >

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