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Churchill's Personal Belongings on Display at Chartwell

Churchill Quoted on Italian Cruise Ships

Bletchley Park Stamps Touring Centenary

Previously Unseen Photo up for Auction in Dorchester

Early Churchill Painting Returns to the Market

Churchill Best as Britons Assess Their PM's

"The Art of Public Speaking" Announced in the UK

Churchill Granddaughter in to Show in Florida Exhibit

WSC Friendship with Welsh Coal Minor Revealed

Finest Hour Archives: Did Singapore Have to Fall?

Churchill Centre Notice Board, February 2012

Changes at The Churchill Centre UK

Report from the Churchill Society of Israel
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No. 44 | February 2012
  Churchill-Passport 2 Churchill's Personal Belongings now on Display at Chartwell
new displays to rotate over 3000 items

THE KENT NEWS, Sunday 5 February 2012—Everyone remembers Sir Winston Churchill chomping on his huge cigars, sometimes wearing his distinctive hat. But of course he possessed far more than that, and now an exhibition is being held to display of some of his more personal items. It is the first time the 40 items will be seen by the public. The show will include a passport used by Churchill when he was prime minister... READ MORE >>

Onoto-ChartwellOnoto Pens Announces the a New Edition to Their Churchill Collection, "The Chartwell"

Churchill in the News

Churchill Quoted on Italian Cruise Ships
its all over the web this month and its entirely bogusChurchill-on-CruiseAfter his retirement, goes the story, Churchill was cruising the Mediterranean on an Italian liner and an Italian journalist asked why a for­mer British Prime Minister chose an Italian ship. "There are three things I like about being on an Italian cruise ship," Churchill supposedly... READ MORE >>

Bletchley Park Stamps Touring Centenary
limited edition collectable covers to be ReleasedBletchleyOn 23rd February Bletchley Park will release four first day covers celebrating Alan Turing's centenary year. Each will carry a single 1st class Royal Mail "Turing Bombe" stamp canceled with a unique first day of issue postmark. The intention is to restrict the issue to just 500 of... READ MORE >>

Unseen Photo Up for Auction in Dorchester
WSC on horseback after escaping the Boers in SADorchester-Auction-PhotoTHE DORSET ECHO, 6 February 2012—A previously unseen photograph of Winston Churchill on a horse following his daring escape form a prison camp during the Boer War is up for auction at Duke's in Dorchester. Sitting astride his grey mount in 1899, the 26-year-old future Prime... READ MORE >>

Churchill Painting Returns to the Market
private collector puts early churchill work up for sale Mimizan-1922

The One of Winston Churchill's earlier paintings (oil on canvas, 20x24), created in the costal resort of Mimizan in 1922, is being offered for sale by a private collector for the first time in many years. It was purchased by its current owner in 1976 from one of Churchill's grand daughters. Prior... READ MORE >>

Churchill Best As Britons Assess Their PM's

Winston Churchill remains a revered political figure in Britain, while a majority of respondents consider Gordon Brown as a bad head of government, a 2009 Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found. The online survey of a representative sample of 2,025 British adults asked... READ MORE >>

"The Art of Public Speaking" in the UK
chartwell, war rooms, & Blenheim announce competitionChurchill-Speech

The Education Teams of Chartwell, The Churchill War Rooms, and Blenheim Palace are currently working along with representatives from both the English Speaking Union (Oxfordshire) and the Churchill Archives to develop a new project for schools on the art of public speaking... READ MORE >>

Churchill Granddaughter in Florida Exhibit
art of edwina sandys: a retrospective in palm beachEdwina-Sandys

New York artist and sometimes Palm Beach resident Edwina Sandys will grace the gallery and Gardens with works from the sacred to the secular, addressing politics and society. Sandys has tackled big ideas while combining the lighthearted, the profound, the playful and... READ MORE >>

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FH 138: Did Singapore Have to Fall?
revisiting a 2008 speech on the seventieth anniversary


Britain’s “impregnable fortress” surrendered to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. Churchill called it “the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history”; but in July 1942, five months after the fact, WSC said: “I have never made any predictions, except things like... READ MORE >>

Churchill Centre News and Reports

Churchill Centre UK Notice Board
new years honours and all the latest news from the ukPalace-of-Westminister-at-night

In Memoriam. We record with great regret the recent death of Norman Creswell, who was a stalwart member of the society and of the Epping & Woodford branch. When WSC was MP for Woodford, Norman was one of those who regularly assisted him with constituency business. We extend... READ MORE >>

Changes at the Churchill Centre UK
announcement from uk exec. director allen packwoodChurchill-Vanity-Fair 2

Sadly, we have to note the resignation of Bridget Warrington, with effect from 31 January, as Membership Officer. She is stepping down to concentrate on her career in paper conservation, and I know that all members will want to join me in wishing her well and thanking her for all... READ MORE >>

Report from the Churchill Society of Israel
British ambassador hosts group at residence in tel avivIsrael-Meeting

We would like to thank everyone for a very successful meeting of the Churchill Society of Israel this week. In particular, thanks to the British Ambassador Matthew Gould for supplying his magnificent residence for our meeting. And thanks to Dr. Yoav Tenembaum for his mini-lecture... READ MORE >>

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