Finest Hour 132

“Mr. Churchill at the Embassy”

FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

ABSTRACT
MOMENTS IN TIME: WASHINGTON, 22 MAY 1943 Read More >

Churchill Quiz

CHURCHILL QUIZ: FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY JAMES LANCASTER

ABSTRACT
With this issue Curt Zoler concludes over 900 questions and answers produced for this column since 1997. Thanks Curt for your outstanding dedication. Our new columnist is James Lancaster. Read More >

“Dear and Excellent Woman”

FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY JAMES LANCASTER

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CHURCHILL’S PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY is everywhere evident in his writings and speeches. In searching for the origins of this phrase from My Early Life, we find a typical example of Churchill capturing a line he appreciated and storing it away for use later—sometimes years later. Read More >

Churchill’s England 2006: The Twelfth Churchill Tour

FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY MICHAEL RICHARDS

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“THE RANDOLPH IN OXFORD has location, location and location. It also costs £20 to park your car! We wandered into the bar at around midnight to find a fair number of dinner-jacketed chaps in expansive mood, champagne and cigars much in evidence. (My Guinness wasn’t too outrageous, but the price of a glass of house Rioja made me decide to skip the champagne….) It turned out said chaps were American members (I tell a lie, some of them were Texan) of The Churchill Centre, on an eight-day pilgrimage to sites associated with the great man. They’d pretty much done the lot, from dinner at Blenheim to visiting the grave of Churchill’s nanny, Mrs. Everest, ‘that most excellent woman.’ So we sat and swapped Churchill quotations, lambasted The Guardian and The Washington Post, and generally reinforced each other’s prejudices in a most agreeable manner.”
—”LabanRead More >

Action this Day

ACTION THIS DAY: FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY MICHAEL MCMENAMIN Read More >

Action this Day

ACTION THIS DAY: FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY MICHAEL MCMENAMIN

ABSTRACT
Readers note: This installment was received too late for the Summer issue. —Ed. Read More >

Midwife to an “Ungrateful Volcano”: Churchill and the Making of Iraq

FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY DAVID FREEMAN

Professor Freeman teaches History at California State University Fullerton. This article is the text of his presentation given to Churchillians of Southern California in Costa Mesa, 31 July 2004. Read More >

Absent Friends: Chuck Platt 1931-2006

Absent Friends: Richard Fisher, 1941-2006

Potsdam’s Schloss Cecilienhof

FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY DAVID DRUCKMAN

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Mr. Druckman and his wife Arlyne, of Tucson and Chicago, travel the world in search of Churchill. His previous articles are in FH A7 (South Africa), FH 90 (Gallipoli), and FH 129 (Brooklyn).

IF YOU weren’t with us in Potsdam last May, something important can always be seen on your own… Read More >

UK News

FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

Berlin 1945-2006: Historical Epilogue

BY GARY GARRISON

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ICS (UK) AND THE CHURCHILL CENTRE arranged a dramatic commemorative pilgrimage to Berlin, where over two dozen members visited the house where Winston Churchill and his daughter stayed during the Potsdam Conference of 1945. Read More >

Fulton and Chartwell

FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

ABSTRACTS BY ROBERT A. COURTS Read More >

Summer Churchill Institute for Teachers at Ashland University

FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006

BY SUZANNE SIGMAN

Ms. Sigman is The Churchll Centre’s educational outreach coordinator

ABSTRACT
TWENTY-NINE AMERICAN TEACHERS devoted two weeks of their lives to furthering The Churchill centre’s mission of teaching the next generation about Winston Churchill, thanks to the Ashbrook Center and a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read More >

Around and About

AROUND AND ABOUT: FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006 Read More >

Wit and Wisdom

WIT AND WISDOM: FINEST HOUR 132, AUTUMN 2006 Read More >

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