Finest Hour 146

Churchill Quiz

CHURCHILL QUIZ: FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

BY JAMES LANCASTER Read More >

Finest Hour Reader Survey, 2009

FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

COMPILED BY BARBARA LANGWORTH

ABSTRACT
In which we finally get what’s coming to us. Read More >

Churchill Commemorative Stamps A Partial Update, 1977-1998

PHILATELY: FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

BY CELWYN BALL

Mr. Ball, of Monckton, New Brunswick, is a veteran of the WW2 British First Army which fought in the invasion of North Africa, and a former chairman of ICS Canada. His new illustrated catalogue of Churchill stamps since the first issues will be published shortly and highlighted in Finest Hour. Read More >

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things”

CHURCHILLIANA: FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

BY DOUGLAS HALL Read More >

Memories of the Yalta Conference: Livadia Revisited

FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

BY DAVID DRUCKMAN

Mr. Druckman and his wife Arlyne, of Tucson and Chicago, travel the world in search of Churchill. His previous articles appeared in FH 47 (South Africa), FH 90 (Gallipoli), FH 129 (Lady Randolph’s birthplace, Brooklyn) and FH 132 (Schloss Cecilienhof, Potsdam). Read More >

Action this Day

ACTION THIS DAY: FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

BY MICHAEL MCMENAMIN Read More >

Churchill on the Prairie: The Short, Sweet Life of Winston Churchill College, Pontiac, Illinois

FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

BY PHILIP AND SUSAN LARSON

Mr. & Mrs. Larson head the Churchill Centre Chicagoland chapter and chaired the 2006 International Churchill Conference. They wish to thank former U.S. Representative Tom Ewing, a prime mover in the founding and naming of Winston Churchill College in 1966 and a tireless provider of contacts and interviews for this article. Read More >

Riddles Mysteries Enigmas

RIDDLES MYSTERIES ENIGMAS: FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

ABSTRACT
On Turtles and Turtle Soup

Q: I’ve often heard it said that Churchill enjoyed turtle soup and turtle meat. Is there any evidence of this? Did Churchill in any of his writings ever mention this, or did any contemporaries refer to his supposed liking of it? Read More >

110 Years On: Remembering Jennie and the Maine

FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

BY CELIA LEE

Mrs. Lee is the main author of The Churchills: A Family Portrait, reviewed on page 39. All photographs are published by kind permission of Mrs. Peregrine Spencer Churchill.

ABSTRACT
She was widely renowned for living life large, so few were surprised when Winston and Jack Churchill’s mother raised $150,000 to furnish and equip a hospital ship for the Boer War—or when Jennie herself embarked for South Africa, and personally directed the nursing. Read More >

Roosevelt’s Bracken: Harry Hopkins “Lord Root of the Matter”

FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

BY RON CYNEWULF ROBBINS

Mr. Robbins, a journalist who had covered Churchill in Westminster after World War II, was Finest Hour’s editor emeritus until his death last year (FH 144: 8-9). This is the first of his two articles on the two “treasured confidants” of Roosevelt and Churchill, the other being WSC’s Brendan Bracken, to be published in our next issue. Mr. Robbins asked that we acknowledge Sir Martin Gilbert’s 2006 visit to Canada, and his compelling hour-long interview on CBC, which inspired this article. Read More >

The Outcasts: What Did Churchill Tell Guy Burgess after Munich?

FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

BY  MICHAEL DOBBS

Mr. Dobbs is author of four Churchill historical novels (reviewed in FH 117, 122, 126, 131) in which characters and episodes are carefully researched from life. The spy Guy Burgess appears in the first, Winston’s War. For Martin Gilbert’s account of the actual Burgess-Churchill meeting see his Winston S. Churchill, vol. V, Prophet of Truth 1922-1939 (London: Heinemann, 1976), 990-92; and Companion Volume V, Part III, The Coming of War 1936-1939 (London: Heinemann, 1982), 1192-96 and 1198-99. Read More >

Lost Glories

How We Can Restore the Lost Glory to Democracy

FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010

ABSTRACT
“Whenever the Socialists have come into office they have very speedily provoked a violent reaction in the country….At the next election there will probably be a very full swing of the pendulum away from the existing Ministers….The Socialist Ministers will, as usual, have to choose between quarrelling with their followers and quarrelling with the nation.”

W I N S T O N S. C H U R C H I L L First published in The Evening Standard, 14 January 1934 Published in Finest Hour by kind permission of Winston S. Churchill and Curtis Brown Ltd. Read More >

A Mere Mouthful for a Bird

WIT AND WISOM, FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010 Read More >

Around and About

AROUND AND ABOUT: FINEST HOUR 146, SPRING 2010 Read More >

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