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Finest Hour 142

ACTION THIS DAY: FINEST HOUR 142, SPRING 2009

BY MICHAEL MCMENAMIN

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FINEST HOUR 142, SPRING 2009

BY PAUL H. COURTENAY AND THE EDITOR

ABSTRACT
A potpourri of grist that didn't fit elsewhere

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AROUND AND ABOUT: FINEST HOUR 142, SPRING 2009

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FINEST HOUR 142, SPRING 2009

BY ROBERT PILPEL

Mr. Pilpel is the author of Churchill in America (1976). His "What Churchill Owed the Great Republic" (FH 125) won the FH Journal Award for the best article of 2005. In this piece he has "refrained from dilations on the many arresting similarities between Orwell and Churchill, not to mention their diametrical differences."

ABSTRACT
A GENTLE ACCOLADE, FROM ONE GIANT OF OUR HERITAGE TO ANOTHER ON THE OPPOSITE END OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM, MAKES MY EYES MIST OVER. 

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CHURCHILL QUIZ: FIN EST HOUR 142, SPRING 2009

BY JAMES R. LANCASTER

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"Congratulations on becoming an officer and a gentleman. Don't let the double promotion go to your head." —WSC, 1895 

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DATELINES: FINEST HOUR 142, SPRING 2009

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DESPATCH BOX: FINEST HOUR 142, SPRING 2009

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FINEST HOUR 142, SPRING 2009

BY WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

First published in Collier's, 26 October, 1935; later published as "He Has Made the Whole World Richer" (Sunday Chronicle, London, 9 February, 1936); and "Chaplin—The Man Who Has Made the World Rich with Laughter" (Screen Pictorial, May 1936). Reprinted by kind permission of Winston S. Churchill. Cohen C480.

ABSTRACT
"HAD THEIR PRODUCERS AND STARS LEARNED FROM CHAPLIN AND THE EUROPEANS, THE SILENT SCREEN MIGHT HAVE DEFIED THE TALKIES. PANTOMIME IS THE TRUE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE."

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FINEST HOUR 142, SPRING 2009

BY BRADLEY P. TOLPPANEN

Mr. Tolppanen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is a librarian and history bibliographer at Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.

ABSTRACT
A PERFECT COMBINATION OR THE ORIGINAL ODD COUPLE? CHAPLIN FIRST THOUGHT CHURCHILL ABRUPT, BUT AFTER A DEBATE ABOUT THE NEW LABOUR GOVERNMENT THEY STAYED UP TALKING UNTIL 3 A.M. CHURCHILL THOUGHT CHAPLIN "BOLSHY IN POLITICS & DELIGHTFUL IN CONVERSATION," AND WAS CERTAIN HE SHOULD PLAY THE LEAD A FILM ABOUT NAPOLEON—AND IF HE WOULD, WSC PROMISED TO WRITE THE SCRIPT.

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