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Bulletin #146 – Aug 2020

Churchill Conference 2020 The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH to Highlight Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for the 37th annual International Churchill Conference. Former Prime Minister Sir John Major will be one of the featured speakers. This year the conference will take place online on 23 and 24 October. The conference will be based in Britain and will include both live and pre-recorded sessions from various locations around the world. Registration is free. For details on how to register, please CLICK HERE. Read More >

Churchill This Day Webcast from Westminster College

Beyond the Iron Curtain: A New Blueprint for Security in Today’s World with Gen. Frank J. Grass and Vice Admiral Michael T. Franken

Join us this Friday, August 7 at 12:00 noon CDT for this special live webcast with Gen. (USA Ret) Frank J. Grass and Admiral (USN Ret) Michael T. Franken as they explore a new blueprint for national security. This panel will be introduced by Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator Timothy Riley and moderated by Dr. Tobias T. Gibson, the Dr. John Langton Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science at Westminster College. The live webcast is free and open to the public. It can be accessed via America’s National Churchill Museum website. Read More >

Why Churchill Matters New Book Should Wake up the Woke on Winston


French scholar Ralph Keysers has published his most recent collection of political cartoons from the Nazi era that targeted Winston Churchill, Churchill dans la press locale et régionale nazie (Broché, 17 July 2020). Keysers asked David Freeman, editor of the Churchill Bulletin, to write an introduction that explains how this study pertains to recent public demonstrations attacking Churchill. It follows here in both English and French. Read More >

The Bristol Giant New Biography of Churchill’s Minister of Labour

Andrew Adonis, Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill, Biteback Publishing, 2020, 357 pages, £20.00. ISBN 978–1785905988


Ernest Bevin and Winston Churchill were (alongside David Lloyd George) the three titans of twentieth-century British politics. Bevin and Churchill were an astonishing contrast: Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace and educated in Harrow and Sandhurst; Bevin was a seriously disadvantaged orphan, who began life as an eleven-year-old farm labourer, was part-educated in the Baptist Sunday School and local adult education classes, and, as he liked to say, the “’edgerows of experience.” But he made his way with astonishing speed amongst the dockers of Bristol. He always had a great affection for the city. Lord Franks, who was a British ambassador to Washington, told me of the rapport he developed with Bevin through both being Bristolians. Read More >

Churchill Style The Art of Being Winston Churchill: Italian Holiday


Seventy-five years ago, following his defeat in the general election in July and the final end of the Second World War in August, Winston Churchill embarked on his first truly extended vacation since before the war, ending up in Monaco and Antibes but flying first to Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander’s Italian villa on the shore of Lake Como. Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Pipes


Only the Great Man would be allowed to smoke a cigar whilst being depicted on the bowl of a pipe! Pictured here are three distinct Winston Churchill figural pipes, all made in France. While Churchill was never a pipe smoker himself, he did have a well-known affinity for France. Read More >

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