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Finest Hour 129


Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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3. From the Canon - The United States of Europe

By Winston S. Churchill, 1938 • Part I

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Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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A Tour de Force on Churchill and Canada

The Great Dominion: Winston Churchill in Canada, 1900-1954, by David Dilks. Foreword by The Lady Soames LG DBE. Toronto: Thomas Allen Publishers, 457 pp., illus., C$45. Member price $XX

By Barry Gough

Professor Gough, is a member of The Churchill Centre College of Fellows, historian of the Royal Navy and Canada, professor emeritus of Wilfrid Laurier University, Archives Fellow of Churchill College, and past President of The Organization for the History of Canada.

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Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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Action This Day - Winter 1880-81, 1905-06, 1930-31, 1955-56

By Michael McMenamin

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Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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Around & About

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Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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Book Announcement - Becoming Winston Churchill

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Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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Books, Arts & Curiosities - Churchill As Soldier / A standard Work

Winston Churchill—Soldier: The Military Life of a Gentleman at War, by Douglas S. Russell. Brassey’s, 388 pages, £20.

By Paul H. Courtenay

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Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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But This One is Utterly Optional

Winston Churchill: His Military Life 1895-1945, by Michael Paterson. David and Charles, 308 pages, £20. Member price $35.

By Paul H. Courtenay

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Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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Churchill:  A Man Who Believed

By John Ramsden

Dr. Ramsden, is Professor of Modern History at Queen Mary College, London, Vice Chairman of The Churchill Centre’s academic advisers and author of Man of the Century: Winston Churchill and His Legend Since 1945. Reprinted by courtesy of the author from The Tablet of 29 January 2005 which also provided the artwork.

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Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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Datelines

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Finest Hour 129, Winter 2005-06

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Despatch Box



ER, ABOUT THOSE AIRCRAFT

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.
SIR ANTHONY MONTAGUE BROWNE KCMG CBE
DFC, HIGH HALDEN, KENT

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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