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Bulletin #150 — Dec 2020

Return to Plugstreet Churchill’s Scottish Links Explored on St. Andrew’s Day 

Sir Winston Churchill was born on St. Andrew’s Day 146 years ago this week on 30 November 1874. His arrival on the feast day of Scotland’s patron saint was the first of many connections he would have in his life with the northern realm. One of the most emblematic, and perhaps ironic, of Churchill’s Scottish connections was his close friendship with a founder and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Andrew Dewar Gibb. Read More >

Support the Churchill Society Goal of $50,000 Will Fund 2021 Engagement Efforts

A Message from the Executive Director:

As one of the most challenging years in recent memory comes to a close, the International Churchill Society thanks you for your support of our organization. We send warm wishes to you and your loved ones this holiday season. We have all learned many lessons in 2020, including that leadership, character, and resiliency in the face of adversity still matter. No one personified these values more than Sir Winston Churchill. Read More >

Churchill Songs Harrow’s Annual Tradition Takes Place Online

Winston Churchill loved the songs of Harrow, where he was a student as a boy. Due to the pandemic, Harrow’s annual tradition of Churchill Songs in Speech Room was unable to take place in its usual form this year. In its place, the School put together this wonderful virtual presentation to share with boys and staff in their Houses. To view, please CLICK HERE. The presentation includes remarks by Lord Dobbs, who also delivered the Keynote address at this year’s online International Churchill Conference. Read More >

Churchill’s War Speeches Folio Society Publishes Handsome New Edition

Winston S. Churchill, Greatest War Speeches: 1939–1945, Folio Society, 2020, 361 pages, £39.95/$59.95.

Review by DAVID FREEMAN

The Folio Society has published beautiful editions of many titles by Winston Churchill including his memoirs from both world wars, My Early Life, and Great Contemporaries. The Society’s newest addition, however, joins a crowded field of available collections of Churchill war speeches and so requires some scrutiny. Read More >

The Crown A Closeup Look at the Famous Churchill Commemorative

Fifty-five years ago, in the pre-decimal age of British currency, a commemorative crown was issued following Winston Churchill’s death. Featuring a youthful Queen Elizabeth II in profile on the obverse, an image of Churchill as rendered by sculptor Oscar Nemon appears on the reverse. Although no monetary denomination appears on the coins, they were officially valued at five shillings each, which gives them a current value of just 25p. Read More >

Churchill Style The Art of Being Winston Churchill: Edward Marsh

By BARRY SINGER

In December 1905, the new Liberal Prime Minister, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman gave Winston Churchill his first government post as Under Secretary of State for the Colonies. Upon his new appointment, Churchill set off in search of the perfect Private Secretary. At a party on December 14, he found his man. Two years Churchill’s elder, Edward Marsh was in many ways his sharply contrasting variant, though hardly his opposite. Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Campaign Ribbon

By BRIAN KRAPF

The current Finest Hour (Fourth Quarter, 2020) focuses on Churchill’s vast literary accomplishments. Included within are two very interesting articles, one by Ronald I. Cohen MBE and the other by Lawrence Siskind, about the other Winston Churchill, the American author. I urge everyone to read these two articles and enjoy the fascinating story of how the two Winstons met in 1900, created a friendship, and forged an agreement which alleviated any public confusion regarding their literary publications. Likewise, both Winstons were active in politics, with American Winston serving in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Read More >

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