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Finest Hour 134

FINEST HOUR 134, SPRING 2007

BY ROBERT S. PETTENGILL

Mr. Pettengill (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is a retired financial executive who served in General Motors' international operations. He lives near Detroit, Michigan.

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THE UNEXPECTED DISCOVERY of a soldier's letters home led his son to track his father's experiences in World War II—which, like most veterans, he never spoke of. They include a then-classified encounter with Churchill in the field...

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FINEST HOUR 134, SPRING 2007

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CHURCHILL'S TASK was formidable in 1940. Fortunately, across the Channel in Germany, Korporal Hitler made it easier than it might have been....

BY BYRON CYNEWULF ROBBINS

Mr. Robbins, who covered Churchill in Parliament in his long journalism career, is a Finest Hour senior editor in Victoria, B.C.

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FINEST HOUR 134, SPRING 2007

BY WARREN F. KIMBALL

Dr. W. F. Kimball is Professor of History at Rutgers, Visiting Professor at The Citadel, and a Churchill Centre Academic Adviser.

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"DINNER AT THE WHITE HOUSE (DRY, ALAS!); with the Sultan....After dinner, recovery from the effects of the above." —WSC to Harry Hopkins, Casablanca, 21 January 1943 (The Prime Minister always referred to FDR's Casablanca villa as "the White House,")

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FINEST HOUR 134, SPRING 2007

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THE CHURCHILL CENTRE ensures that students at Churchill Junior High now see their school's namesake every day. The Churchill teacher seminar series travels to South Carolina.

BY SUZANNE SIGMAN

Ms. Sigman is the Centre's Educational Programs Coordinator.

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ACTION THIS DAY: FINEST HOUR 134, SPRING 2007

BY MICHAEL MCMENAMIN

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AROUND & ABOUT: FINEST HOUR 134, SPRING 2007

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FINEST HOUR 134, SPRING 2007

BY MICHAEL McMENAMIN AND CURT ZOLLER

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"WHAT HAD the great American politician and orator ever have seen in the brash young cavalry lieutenant of 1895? Churchill smiled. More than his own father had seen—that much was certain! But if Winston had striven throughout his iife to prove his father wrong about him, that wasn't the case with Cockran. Churchill had striven to prove Cockran right"

EDITOR'S NOTE

Becoming Winston Churchill: The Untold Story of Young Winston and His American Mentor, by two longtime contributors to Finest Hour, will soon be available through the Churchill Centre Book Club. It explores Young Winston Churchill's coming of age between 1895-1908 "through the prism" of Bourke Cockran—who, in the Paris spring of 1895, had an affair with Churchill's mother, and thereafter befriended her son.

Uniquely, this book contains the full text of all available Churchill-Cockran correspondence. It also contains, at the beginning of each chapter, fictional passages which, as Churchill's granddaughter Celia Sandys writes in the book's foreword, "are clearly very close to the facts. By using this device to describe the relationships between Winston, Jennie and Cockran, the authors bring to life events of a bygone era which eventually determined the course of the 20th century."

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FINEST HOUR 134, SPRING 2007

CHURCHILL ON WAR

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FINEST HOUR 134, SPRING 2007

BY JAMES LANCASTER

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FINEST HOUR 134, SPRING 2007

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A HANDBOOK OF CHURCHILL MEMORIALS is to be produced by Finest Hour, designed to guide users to Churchilliana throughout the world. Reader assistance is essential.

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