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Bulletin #135 – Sep 2019

Stavridis Keynotes Conference Former NATO Commander Will Speak in Washington

Retired US Navy Admiral James Stavridis will deliver the keynote speech at the 36th International Churchill Conference, which will take place October 29–31 at the Georgetown Marriott in Washington, D.C. To register, please CLICK HERE. Read More >

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Churchill & the Movie Mogul New Documentary to Screen at Conference

The British film industry to a large degree was founded by a Jewish immigrant from Hungary named Alexander Korda. His close friends included Winston Churchill. This remarkable relationship is the subject of a new documentary produced by John Fleet, which will be screened at this year’s Churchill conference in Washington. Read More >

Finest Hour Extra Leaders of “The Few”

The latest issue of Finest Hour is proving to be one of the most popular we have ever published. With the theme “Churchill and the RAF,” the issue includes feature articles about Churchill’s involvement with the Royal Air Force since the founding of the service in 1917. Not all of the material that we have on the subject, however, could be included in the print edition of the magazine. Read More >

The Storm Breaks 80th Anniversary of the Start of World War II

By WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Poland was attacked by Germany at dawn on September 1 [1939]. The mobilisation of all our forces was ordered during the morning. The Prime Minister asked me to visit him in the afternoon at Downing Street. He told me that he saw no hope of averting war with Germany, and that he proposed to form a small War Cabinet of Ministers without departments to conduct it….He invited me to become a member of the War Cabinet. I agreed to his proposal without comment, and on this basis we had a long talk on men and measures. Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Chalkware Plaque

By BRIAN KRAPF

This 4” x 4” chalkware plaque of Winston Churchill may not be the most attractive rendering of him we have seen, but it is among the rarest of wartime Churchilliana. Made as a dime store novelty, many were broken and discarded after they fell from walls or shelves. It is a challenge to find one of these pieces fully intact and without chips or blemishes. Read More >

Churchill Style The Art of Being Winston Churchill: Horseracing

By BARRY SINGER

In 1949 Churchill was persuaded by his son-in-law Christopher Soames to buy a gray racing colt named Colonist II for £2,000. Churchill had a family history in thoroughbred horse racing. His maternal grandfather, Leonard Jerome, had helped to found the American Jockey Club. Lord Randolph Churchill had owned racehorses and registered his turf colors as pink with chocolate sleeves and cap. Read More >

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