Winston Churcill

Winston Churchill

Should the invader come to Britain, there will be no placid lying down of the people in submission before him, as we have seen, alas, in other countries. We shall defend every village, every town, and every city. The vast mass of London itself, fought street by street, could easily devour an entire hostile army; and we would rather see London laid in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved. I am bound to state these facts, because it is necessary to inform our people of our intentions, and thus to reassure them. 14 July 1940 Continue reading “Winston Churcill”

Funeral of Winston Churchill



Funeral of Winston Churchill

Funeral of Winston Churchill

Historical Context

Winston Churchill‘s funeral was on a scale befitting his place in history as the prime minister who guided Britain to victory during World War II. He died on January 24, 1965, having lived to the age of 90. The government had been planning extensively for his funeral in the years before his death, and it had to be revised several times as Churchill kept living, leading Lord Mountbatten to remark that “the pallbearers kept dying and Churchill kept living.” Continue reading “Funeral of Winston Churchill”

Churchill visiting Eisenhower in Washington, 1959, with his private secretary Sir Anthony Montague Browne

Sir Winston S. Churchill

Churchill visiting Eisenhower in Washington, 1959, with his private secretary Sir Anthony Montague Browne

Churchill visiting Eisenhower in Washington, 1959, with his private secretary Sir Anthony Montague Browne

Finest Hour 186, Fourth Quarter 2019

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By Sir Winston S. Churchill

Winston Churchill’s views on the Cold War are fairly represented in two different sets of remarks that he composed at the time. The first came in a speech he made in Washington. The second came in what was his last work of original writing intended for publication. Continue reading “Churchill visiting Eisenhower in Washington, 1959, with his private secretary Sir Anthony Montague Browne”