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Bulletin #138 – Dec 2019

Deserving Veterans ICS Honors Chelsea Pensioners

On 13 November, Jennie Churchill, great-granddaughter of Sir Winston, presented on behalf of the International Churchill Society specially designed silver medallions to forty-five veterans of the Second World War who are residents at the Royal Hospital Chelsea (RHC). Additionally, The RHC was presented with the Society’s annual Winston S. Churchill Leadership Award. Read More >

Fellowship Is the Thing! First National Churchill Library Fellows Named

The International Churchill Society and the George Washington University have announced the inaugural recipients of National Churchill Library and Center Research Graduate Fellowships. The grants provide $7,500 awards for short-term research projects focused on topics of relevance to Winston Churchill’s example of global leadership. Read More >

The Fall of the Berlin Wall: 30 Years On Reagan Speech Writer Discusses “Tear Down This Wall!”

On 7 November, former presidential speechwriter Peter M. Robinson quietly commanded the attention of the audience at America’s National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. At the site where Churchill famously said, “an iron curtain has descended across the continent” in 1946, Robinson detailed the behind-the-scenes struggles he encountered in writing President Ronald Reagan’s famous “Tear Down This Wall” speech in 1987. Read More >

Winston Is Back! John Lithgow Returns as Churchill in “The Crown”

Review by JUSTIN REASH

The Crown, Netflix’s hit series dramatizing the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, is back for its third season, which premiered on Sunday, November 17. Gone after the first two seasons is the bulk of the cast, including Claire Foy (Elizabeth) and Matt Smith (the Duke of Edinburgh), who are replaced by Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies, respectively. Cast rotation is intended to be every two seasons, with seasons three and four set to cover the Queen’s reign from Harold Wilson through Margaret Thatcher. Read More >

Churchill Style The Art of Being Winston Churchill: Dining

By BARRY SINGER

“The cook is going,” Churchill wrote to Clementine in March 1935. “She sent in her spoon and ladle on her own account. I am very glad. She had the knack to the highest degree of making all food taste the same, and not particularly good. I subsist on soup….” Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Wartime “Village” Postcard

By BRIAN KRAPF

On 14 July 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed Britain in a BBC radio broadcast declaring in part: “Should the invader come to Britain, there will be no placid lying down of the people in submission before him, as we have seen, alas, in other countries. We shall defend every village, every town and every city. The vast mass of London itself, fought street by street, could easily devour an entire hostile army; and we would rather see London laid in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved. I am bound to state these facts, because it is necessary to inform our people of our intentions, and thus to reassure them.” The Battle of Britain had begun just four days earlier. Read More >

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