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Bulletin #98 - Aug 2016

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A free journal published monthly by The Churchill Centre
Editor: David Freeman, Ph.D.  Contact the Editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Executive Director: Lee Pollock

Former Secretary of State will speak at the Thirty-third International Churchill Conference in Washington, D. C.
Register now for events taking place 27–29 October

James Baker

James A. Baker, III, who served as Secretary of State from 1989–1992 under President George H. W. Bush, will deliver the Keynote speech at this year’s international Churchill conference. Secretary Baker will be introduced by Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC Hardball and a trustee of The Churchill Centre. The black-tie gala that highlights this year’s conference will take place in the historic Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room at the US State Department. Secretary Baker’s time in office covered a dramatic period of history that included the end of the Cold War and the first Iraq War. His insights on current events are always worth hearing.

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Churchill Collectables: Boer War Stereoscope Card
By BRIAN KRAPF

Boer War correspondent stereoscope card

This stereoscope card is a photographic image of Churchill as a war correspondent during the Boer War. It was produced in 1900 by an American manufacturer, the Keystone View Company, as part of their Boer War images series. This stereoscope card is highly prized amongst Churchilliana collectors. It is one of the earliest career images of WSC. Also, while other cards from Keystone’s Boer War series are readily available on the open market, it is very difficult to obtain and seldom appears at auction.

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Zurich Marks 70th Anniversary of Churchill’s Speech on Monday, 19 September 2016

Let Europe Arise

A one-day conference will take place at the University of Zurich to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of one of Winston Churchill’s most important post-war speeches. On 19 September 1946, Churchill spoke on “The Tragedy of Europe” and proposed “a kind of United States of Europe” based on a rapprochement between the French and the Germans. He ended with the exhortation, “Let Europe Arise!” At the conference, scholars will discuss the significance of Churchill’s remarks. The event will culminate with remarks by the Swiss President and the President of the European Union Commission.

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Churchill’s Country Estate and National Trust
Property Opened to the Public Fifty Years Ago

chartwell-staffL–R: Katherine Barnett, Neil Waters, Zoë Colbeck, Emma Soames, Nonie Chapman, Charlotte Peel, Jeremy Soames, Beatrice Prosser-Snelling, Simon Murray, Richard Henderson, and Maggie Morgan

Staff and volunteers who have worked at Chartwell over the past five decades joined members of the Churchill family on 30 June to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening to the public of Sir Winston Churchill’s beloved home near Westerham, Kent. The day also served to mark the gift to Chartwell by the family of the late Mary Soames of many of Sir Winston’s paintings.

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New Book by Leslie Hossack Looks at Churchill’s Buildings
Story by RON COHEN

Charting Churchill

While there are many Churchill-related works published annually, there are none that have ever manifested the approach to the subject that Leslie Hossack has given us in her beautiful Charting Churchill. Inspired by Churchill’s words in his 28 October 1943 speech to the House, “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us,” she has built an entirely fresh approach to Churchillian biography. Beautiful contemporary photographs, all shot by the very talented and tasteful Ottawa-based but peripatetic Churchillian Leslie Hossack, illustrate this exquisite, even sumptuous, book. Somewhat pricey but well worth it, the book is not available in stores. To order online, please CLICK HERE.

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Edwina Sandys, Winston Churchill: A Passion for Painting,
Donning, 2015, 128 pages, $49.95. ISBN 978–1681840109
Review by DAVID FREEMAN

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What I love about this book is the love within it. Edwina Sandys is not only a granddaughter of Sir Winston, she is herself a professional artist. “People frequently ask me if my grandfather was a good painter,” she recalls. “I always answer emphatically ‘YES!’ He was good because he painted the things he loved.”

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