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Education – Finding Answers for National History Day

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Education – Finding Answers for National History Day

Finest Hour offers advice for students in academic competition on Teheran, Turkey, Postwar goals, Stalin Vs. Hitler, and the British attack on the French fleet at Oran. Read More >

Old Titles Revisited – Harold Nicolson and His Diaries

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Old Titles Revisited – Harold Nicolson and His Diaries

“For us they shine happily today as myrtle flowers among the heavy wreath of bay.”

By James Lancaster

Mr. Lancaster provides the “Churchill Quiz” in Finest Hour and on winstonchurchill.org. He has provided a copy of Nicolson’s 1948 Life article, available from the editor by email. Read More >

Churchilliana – The Potted Special Relationship

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Churchilliana – The Potted Special Relationship

What began in 1941 was quickly celebrated by British potteries—and thereby hang several tales.

By Douglas Hall Read More >

Pol Roger Champagne: Another Look

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Pol Roger Champagne: Another Look

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.”— Mark Twain

By Daniel Mehta

Mr. Mehta, an English writer based in Singapore, is a long-time member of TCC with an interest in Churchill’s recreational side (properties, art, hobbies). See also “Still Verve in the Veuve,” FH 63: 15; Pol Roger by Cynthia Parzych and John Turner, FH 107: 27; and “Odette Pol-Roger,” FH 109: 8. Read More >

Somewhat Short of Reliable

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Somewhat Short of Reliable

Winston Churchill: War Leader, by Bill Price. Pocket Essentials, Harpenden, Herts., UK, softbound, 160 pp., £7.99.

Max E. Hertwig Read More >

Worth Seeing, and Worth Going to See

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Worth Seeing, and Worth Going to See

Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny, written and produced by Marvin Hier and Richard Trank, directed by Richard Trank. Running time 1:41.

By David Druckman

Mr. Druckman, a longtime and frequent Finest Hour contributor, divides his time between Tucson and Chicago. Read More >

The Goods on the Dards

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The Goods on the Dards

Churchill’s Dilemma: The Real Story Behind the Origins of the 1915 Dardanelles Campaign, by Graham Clews. Hardbound, 344 pages, illus., $44.95, Kindle edition $36. Read More >

Books, Arts & Curiosities – Former Naval Persons and Places / Two Bulls in a Naval Shop

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Books, Arts & Curiosities – Former Naval Persons and Places / Two Bulls in a Naval Shop

Historical Dreadnoughts: Arthur Marder, Stephen Roskill Writing and Fighting Naval History, by Barry Gough. Seaforth, hardbound, 320 pages, illus., $34.20 on Amazon.

By ChristopherM. Bell

Professor Bell teaches history at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Read More >

Churchill and Intelligence – Golden Eggs: The Secret War, 1940-1945 / Part III: Closing the Ring

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Churchill and Intelligence – Golden Eggs: The Secret War, 1940-1945 / Part III: Closing the Ring

Again and again, before and during the desert battles and landings in Europe, Enigma decrypts monitored by Churchill gave precious clues that saved Allied lives.

By Martin Gilbert Read More >

Moments in Time – Recrossing the Rhine, 26 March 1945

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Moments in Time – Recrossing the Rhine, 26 March 1945 Read More >

Churchill on Clemenceau: His Best Student? Part II

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Churchill on Clemenceau: His Best Student? Part II

Churchill’s entire career as a writer demonstrates that the past must be studied even though it does not neatly offer rules and models to follow. Clemenceau was such a model, and we have no better student of Frances Tiger than Britains Lion, Winston Churchill.

By Paul Alkon

Dr. Alkon is Leo S. Bing Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature at the University of Southern California. This is a condensed text of his original paper, which will appear in full in Finest Hour Online, and is also available by email from the editor. Read More >

Riddles, Mysteries, Enigmas

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Riddles, Mysteries, Enigmas Read More >

Randolph by His Contemporaries 1927-1968

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Randolph by His Contemporaries 1927-1968

By Dana Cook

Mr. Cook (danacook@istar.ca) compiles literary and political encounters for numerous newspapers, magazines and journals, including FH 147 and FH 150. The last two entries herein were added by the editor. Read More >

“The Beast of Bergholt”

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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“The Beast of Bergholt”

Sir Martin Gilbert Remembers Randolph S. Churchill Read More >

Action This Day Summer 1886, 1911, 1936, 1961,

Finest Hour 151, Summer 2011

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Action This Day Summer 1886, 1911, 1936, 1961

By Michael McMenamin Read More >

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