Bulletin #111 – Sep 2017

Last Call for New York City 2017 Churchill Conference 10–12 October

Detailed Conference Schedule Now Published

Time is running out to register for the 34th International Churchill Conference, which will take place at the J. W. Marriott Essex House in New York City on October 10, 11, and 12. Follow this link to register today. Read More >

My New York Misadventure By WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

On the night of 13 December 1931, history nearly took a turn for the worst when Winston Churchill left the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City to visit a friend up town. A few weeks later, he recalled what happened next in an article for The Daily Mail.

I had finished dinner and was inclined to go to bed; but an old friend of mine rang up and suggested that I should go round to his house. He was Mr. Bernard Baruch, who was the head of the War Industries Board during the two years I was Minister of Munitions. He said he had one or two mutual friends whom I was most anxious to meet, and as the hour was a little after half past nine, I was readily enlisted in the project. Read More >

National Churchill Library and Center Coming Events this Autumn

The National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC) has announced an extensive lineup of speakers for this autumn. All events are free to attend. Located on the ground floor of the Gelman Library at the George Washington University in Washington, D. C., the NCLC opened in October 2016. It is the headquarters of the International Churchill Society and the premier center in North America for research into the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill. Read More >

An Unsuited System What about the Dardanelles?

Review by WARREN DOCKTER

Christopher M. Bell, Churchill and the Dardanelles, Oxford University Press, 2017, 464 pages, $34.95. ISBN 978–0198702542. Get your copy at Amazon.com here.

The ill-fated attempt during the First World War to force the Dardanelles Straits by naval vessels alone began on 18 March 1915. By April, it had become painfully obvious to the War Council in London that the operation could not succeed. Exasperated First Sea Lord Jacky Fisher wrote to Churchill at the Admiralty on the 5th to voice his concerns directly exclaiming, “You are just simply eaten up with the Dardanelles and can’t think of anything else! Damn the Dardanelles! They will be our grave!” Read More >

Churchilliana Churchill Collectables: Bulldog Statue

By BRIAN KRAPF

This six-inch tall chalkware statue of Winston Churchill is the only known piece of pottery that combines his head with the body of a bulldog. It is definitely from the Second World War war period and was likely produced in 1940-41. Unfortunately, the piece is not marked so we do not know the manufacturer. Read More >

The Churchill Quiz—Autumn Edition Test Your Knowledge of Churchill

By JIM LANCASTER

The popular Churchill Quiz is published exclusively online. Find out if you know as much about Sir Winston Churchill as you think you do and learn something new in the process. Each new edition of the quarterly feature is uploaded to the International Churchill Society website. The latest installment is now available. Click here to view the AUTUMN edition of the quiz. Read More >

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