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Finest Hour 129

Riddles, Mysteries, Enigamas – Churchill’s Uniforms

Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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Around & About

Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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UK News – Wedding of the Year 1908

Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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UK News – Wedding of the Year 1908 Read More >


Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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President’s Letter – @ The Centre

Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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President’s Letter – @ The Centre

Another year, another term, Looking back on the past thirty-six months, it is impossible not to see an upward trend, not only in worldwide interest in Sir Winston, but in all the organizations which serve his memory. Read More >

Despatch Box

Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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Despatch Box


The cover of Finest Hour 127 is a monstrosity. The aircraft at extreme right is presumably a Hurricane—86% of our aircraft were initially Hurricanes—but it is given the Spitfire’s elliptical wings! The other two aircraft have a portly profile, four guns instead of eight, and appear to be powered by six-cylinder engines instead of twelves. The cockpit of the aircraft at lower left is given four panels on the exposed side, and resembles neither a Spitfire nor a Hurricane, having no visible radiator at all. Ugh! There are literally thousands of photos of those aircraft. Might not the artist have seen one of them? Admittedly most of those who flew them are dead. But not all! I continue to enjoy Finest Hour.

Editor’s response: My dear Anthony, Sorry about the cover. You flew ‘em, you should know! Artists take liberties. I must say how hard it is to get good color artwork for our covers. It is the one part of FH that lives “from mouth to hand.” I am never more than two numbers away from running out! Lady Soames and Minnie Churchill have saved me numerous times with good things from their own collections; or WSC’s paintings. I am glad you continue to enjoy FH. With all good wishes to Shelagh. Yours ever, RML.

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