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Finest Hour 132

FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY JAMES LANCASTER

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CHURCHILL'S PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY is everywhere evident in his writings and speeches. In searching for the origins of this phrase from My Early Life, we find a typical example of Churchill capturing a line he appreciated and storing it away for use later—sometimes years later.

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FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

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MOMENTS IN TIME: WASHINGTON, 22 MAY 1943

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ACTION THIS DAY: FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY MICHAEL MCMENAMIN

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Readers note: This installment was received too late for the Summer issue. —Ed.

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ACTION THIS DAY: FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY MICHAEL MCMENAMIN

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AROUND AND ABOUT: FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

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CHURCHILL QUIZ: FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY JAMES LANCASTER

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With this issue Curt Zoler concludes over 900 questions and answers produced for this column since 1997. Thanks Curt for your outstanding dedication. Our new columnist is James Lancaster.

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FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY MICHAEL RICHARDS

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"THE RANDOLPH IN OXFORD has location, location and location. It also costs £20 to park your car! We wandered into the bar at around midnight to find a fair number of dinner-jacketed chaps in expansive mood, champagne and cigars much in evidence. (My Guinness wasn't too outrageous, but the price of a glass of house Rioja made me decide to skip the champagne....) It turned out said chaps were American members (I tell a lie, some of them were Texan) of The Churchill Centre, on an eight-day pilgrimage to sites associated with the great man. They'd pretty much done the lot, from dinner at Blenheim to visiting the grave of Churchill's nanny, Mrs. Everest, 'that most excellent woman.' So we sat and swapped Churchill quotations, lambasted The Guardian and The Washington Post, and generally reinforced each other's prejudices in a most agreeable manner."
—"Laban

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DATELINES: FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

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