Allen Packwood, the Director of the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge, recently took part in a panel discussion in Dallas, Texas at the George W Bush Presidential Center. Packwood participated in the discussion on Churchill’s leadership, together with the historians Professor David Reynolds, Professor of International History at Cambridge, and Professor David Woolner, Senior Fellow and resident historian of the Roosevelt Institute.
The Art & Leadership of Winston Churchill A panel discussion at the George W Bush Presidential Center
Author of On Tyranny gives a talk in Washington, D.C.
Professor Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, gave a talk at the National Churchill Library and Center about his book in which he reflects on how many democracies failed throughout Europe during the 20th century and how these specific cases can be used as lessons for maintaining democracy today. Watch the entire talk at C-SPAN.
Colour Footage of Sir Winston’s Funeral on 30th January, 1965.
“This wasn’t a funeral, it was a triumph.” – Lady Clementine Churchill, 30 January 1965.
Churchill tells the US Congress that Britain is committed to fighting Japan
“It is the duty of those who are charged with the direction of the war to overcome at the earliest moment the military, geographical and political difficulties and begin the process so necessary and desirable of laying the cities and other munition centres of Japan in ashes, for in ashes they must surely lie before peace comes back to the world. ”
‘And here let me say: let no one suggest that we British have not at least as great an interest as the United States in the unflinching and relentless waging of war against Japan. But I am here to tell you that we will wage that war side by side with you, in accordance with the best strategic employment of our forces while there is breath in our bodies and while blood flows in our veins.
The African war is over. Mussolini’s African Empire and Corporal Hitler’s strategy are alike exploded. One continent at least has been cleansed and purged forever from Fascist and Nazi tyranny.