Oscar Nemon bust is unveiled in the Lobby of the UK's Parliament
In 1969, four years after Sir Winson Churchill died, a full-size bust of the former Prime Minister was unveiled in the Lobby of the UK's Parliament. The bust is by the artist by Oscar Nemon, creator of some of the most iconic Churchill sculptures.
Churchill loved travelling by sea and the Queen Mary was one of his favourites
Watch rare footage of Winston Churchill in this short film as he becomes PM to lead Britain and her allies through WWII. Churchill travelled across the Atlantic aboard the Queen Mary on three occasions during the war, outrunning the German U2 boats, to keep the Grand Alliance intact. For more detail on the story, see this article from Finest Hour magazine Churchill Afloat - Liners and the Man.
The Queen Mary sailed on her Maiden Voyage in 1936 from Southampton, England to New York City. In 31 years of plying the North Atlantic Ocean in war and peace, in fair weather and foul, the Queen Mary would become the most legendary ocean liner the world has ever known.
Winston Churchill enjoyed travelling in grand style by sea and crossed the Atlantic aboard the Queen Mary three times during the Second World War. For security reasons during the war, Churchill was known by the alias ‘Colonel Warden’ while at sea. He even signed the D-Day Declaration while aboard the Queen Mary. In the post-war period, he traversed the Atlantic six more times aboard the Queen Mary or her sister ship Queen Elizabeth.
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