Finest Hour 128

Immortal Words: “Victory at Alamein”

Who Photographed the “Gathering of Eagles”?

Churchill Trivia

CHURCHILL TRIVIA: FINEST HOUR 128, AUTUMN 2005

BY CURT ZOLLER Read More >

Hendaye, France, July 1945

Ampersand: Watering Holes

AMPERSAND: FINEST HOUR 128, AUTUMN 2005

ABSTRACT
PALACES THAT MADE THE P.M.’S SHORTLIST Martin Symington on Winston Churchill’s favourite haunts.

Reprinted by permission from The Times, 2 April 2005. Telephone numbers are from the UK but may easily be understood elsewhere Read More >

Angelic Demonology

FINEST HOUR 128, AUTUMN 2005

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CHURCHILL AS FUNDAMENTALIST CATHOLIC? Now indeed we have heard everything, thanks to Angels and Demons, Dan Brown’s best-selling novel about the “Illuminati.” Read More >

Will Fitzhugh’s Concord Review: An Important Special Relationship

FINEST HOUR 128, AUTUMN 2005

BY SUSAN SIGMAN

Ms. Sigman (suzanne@churchillclassroom.org) is educational outreach coordinator for The Churchill Centre. Mr. Fitzhugh may be reached by email (fitzhugh@tcr.org) or telephone: (978) 443-0022.

ABSTRACT
‘Vast and fearsome as the human scene has become, personal contact of the right people, in the right places, at the right time, may yet have a potent and valuable part to play in the cause of peace which is in our hearts.” —WSC, HOUSE OF COMMONS, 14 MARCH 1955 Read More >

“I would like to ask you three questions…”

FINEST HOUR 128, AUTUMN 2005

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MESSAGES LIKE THIS reach a crescendo every spring, we’re sure because it is term paper and final examination time. We don’t write students’ papers, but we try to help… Read More >

“Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat Evolution of a Phrase

FINEST HOUR 128, AUTUMN 2005

BY RICHARD M. LANGWORTH  Read More >

Churchill Leadership Gallery at the Fulton Memorial

FINEST HOUR 128, AUTUMN 2005

BY  ROB HAVERS
Mr. Havers (haversr@westminster-mo.edu) is executive director of the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States.

ABSTRACT
AN IMPRESSIVE BLEND of traditional museum form with innovative, interactive elements, the new Churchill Leadership Gallery aims to tell the story of Churchill’s life in a new and compelling way, offering a level of knowledge about WSC and his times to all ages and backgrounds. Read More >

Face-Off: Churchill, Reith and the BBC

FINEST HOUR 128, AUTUMN 2005

BY CHRISTOPHER H. STERLING

Dr. Sterling is Professor of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University and editor of the Washington Society for Churchill’s The Churchillian. His previous articles, on Churchill and air travel and sea travel, appeared in FH 118 and 121 respectively. The portrait of Sir John Reith, above, hangs in the BBC Board Room.

ABSTRACT
THE LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP between ChurchilL and the British Broadcasting Corp. tipped mostly toward the latter, especially in the 1930s, when BBC Director General Sir John Reith nursed a cordial antipathy toward the prophet in the wilderness. Read More >

Erwin Rommel: “May I say across the havoc of war, a great general”.

Churchill and the Western Desert Campaign, 1940-43

FINEST HOUR 128, AUTUMN 2005

BY ROBERT J. BROWN

Mr. Brown, who was in Libya in the British Army in 1949-50 and has visited battlefields in Egypt, Tripolitania and Tunisia, is past president of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill Society of British Columbia. Christopher Hebb suggested that Mr. Brown might like to recast his remarks in article form for FH readers. Illustration: Computer-generated “mosaic” reproduced by permission of metalorange.com, illustrators. Originally produced for The Complete History of the SAS, by Nigel McCreary (2003).

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THE DESERT MOSAIC: victories, defeats, intelligence, counterintelligence and deception were ingredients of the hard-fought campaign that turned the tide for the Anglo-American allies in World War II. Some of the episodes read like fiction. Read More >

Action this Day

ACTION THIS DAY: FINEST HOUR 128, AUTUMN 2005

BY MICHAEL MCMENAMIN Read More >

Leading Churchill Myths: Legend of Tonypandy

FINEST HOUR 128, AUTUMN 2005

ABSTRACT
“IN 1911, HOME SECRETARY WINSTON CHURCHILL SENT TROOPS AGAINST THE STRIKING MINERS OF TONYPANDY.” This legend has been around a long time; subsequent elaborations include the claim that the troops used machine guns. Read More >

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