Finest Hour 126

Churchill Trivia

CHURCHILL TRIVIA: FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005

BY CURT ZOLLER Read More >

The Statesmanship and Rhetoric of Churchill’s Maiden Speech

FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005,

BY BETSY FOSTER

Ms. Foster, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, graduated summa cum laude in May 2004 from Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, with a political science major and a Spanish minor. Read More >

Chartwell Memories: a Neighbour Looks Back

FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005

BY CHRISTOPHER A. LONG WITH NOTES BY LADY SOAMES Read More >

Alongside Nelson and Wellington at Last

FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005

BY BILL DEEDES

Lord Deedes (with Lord Carrington) is one of two surviving members of Churchill’s postwar Government and a CC honorary member. His piece is reprinted by permisison of the Telegraph Group Ltd. “Churchill did not, as is widely believed, plan his own funeral; that was left to a committee under the Duke of Norfolk. He did, however, remark that he would like a lot of bands (he got ten), and made no secret about his favourite hymns. —Ed. Read More >

Churchill in Turkey, 1943

FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005

BY MEHMET ALI SALUTAS & WILLIAM CHARLES BRICE

ABSTRACT
“IN THE TERRIBLE SLASH of the last war…we fought as brave and honourable opponents. But those days are done…” Read More >

Churchill in Turkey, 1910

FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005

BY CRAIG ENCER

Mr. Encer (craigencer@lycos.co.uk) spent his first fourteen years, and another seven years more recently, in Turkey. A web designer and visualization artist, he resides in Beeston, Nottingham, UK. For further information on his research and web project, contact him by email

ABSTRACT
“WE WANT A SEAT like a garden seat, fixed in front of the engine….There is no better way of seeing a country in a flash.” Read More >

The Dardanelles and Gallipoli

FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005

BY WILLIAM C. IVES • PHOTOS BY VIRGINIA IVES • MAPS BY SIR MARTIN GILBERT

Mr. Ives is President of The Churchill Centre and, with his wife Virginia, is an inveterate traveler to many corners of the world.

ABSTRACT
THE NARROW CHANNEL between European and Asiatic Turkey was the scene of Winston Churchill’s greatest tragedy. He had never seen these straits. Had he done so, would he have pursued the plan to force the Dardanelles by ships alone? Read More >

Prime Minister’s Questions

FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005

EDITED AND ANNOTATED BY PAUL H. COURTENAY Read More >

Action this Day

ACTION THIS DAY: FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 205

BY MICHAEL MCMENAMIN Read More >

Riddles, Mysteries, Enigmas

RIDDLES, MYSTERIES, ENIGMAS: FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005 Read More >

Leading Churchill Myths

Around and About

AROUND AND ABOUT: FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005 Read More >

Despatch Box

DESPATCH BOX: FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005 Read More >

Datelines

Quotation of the Season

QUOTATION OF THE SEASON: FINEST HOUR 126, SPRING 2005 Read More >

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