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30 Jan 2015
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'nuff said !

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30 Jan 2015
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Tokyo Rose had a Shelty collie that she named Winston Churchill.

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30 Jan 2015
03:49:23pm
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We stumbled across a Winston Churchill museum in Fulton Missouri of all places! If my memory is correct, he delivered his famous speech about the Iron Curtain there in 1946.

There was also a church designed by Christopher Wren down the street. If you're ever in that part of the country, they are both well worth a visit.

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30 Jan 2015
05:20:49pm
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After the election after WW2 when Churchill was voted out of power, my grandfather, who lived in Sydney Australia, wrote a letter to Winston Churchill saying that he was sorry for the results of the election and saying the the UK people (at the time) were very short sighted and didn't appreciate what Churchill had done for them. Churchill actually wrote back to my grandfather thanking him for his note. Now, that is a real gentleman in my book.

Regards ... Tim.

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31 Jan 2015
08:42:57pm
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I saw online that it was the 50th anniversary of Churchill's death. The more I have learned about him, the more I admire him. I learned quite a bit about his early life especially after purchasing a DVD course from The Great Courses entitled "Churchill", taught by the late J. Rufus Fears. I have the DVD version, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Great Britain owes a lot to that man for inspiring the nation to hang in there during the bleakest days of WWII.

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31 Jan 2015
09:18:32pm
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"Great Britain owes a lot to that man for inspiring the nation to hang in there during the bleakest days of WWII."



Probably more like the bleakest days in its history. Imagine if Chamberlain had remained prime minister with his appeasement attitude and not acknowledging the evil that was spreading across Europe, Bratwurst and sauerkraut would have replaced fish and chips as the plate of choice.

Now in 2015, we show how much we haven't learned from all that. The world needs another Churchill now.
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01 Feb 2015
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"... The world needs another Churchill now. ..."

Fortunately we have one, but of course he is only half white so he won't get much credit for his efforts.

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02 Feb 2015
03:49:03am
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Hi Everyone;

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"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few..."



Quote:

"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning...

Winston Churchill

from a speech at the Lord Mayor's Luncheon at Mansion House in London, in response to the Allied victory at the Second Battle of El Alamein."



There will never be another....
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2010ccg
02 Feb 2015
08:46:27am
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Winston Churchill stamp issues are a hot item this year... Any to share other than US and Canada?

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02 Feb 2015
02:26:10pm

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i should read ! i thought Charlie was celebrating his Golden Wedding Anniv !!

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03 Feb 2015
10:04:53am
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Many countries issued stamps honoring Churchill. Great Britain, Maldive Islands, Isle of Man, Aden Kathiri State of Seiyun, Grenada, Somaliland, Australia come to mind, but there are many more, including a British omnibus issue.

You'll find his image on stamps commemorating his death, 100th birthday, World War II, death anniversaries, highlights of the 20th century, and plenty more topicals.

There's even a catalog:

http://www.churchillbooks.com/detail.cfm?itemNumber=200478

Here are some images:

http://www.thematic-stamps.co.uk/churchill-3.html

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03 Feb 2015
07:25:08pm
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Thankyou Michael!!! appreciate your help...

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04 Feb 2015
08:39:54am
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so this is a good time to mention Churchill's six-volume memoir on the lead up to and involvement in the second world war. For Americans, it provides great insights into areas we typically know little or nothing about, including the Anglo-German fight over Norway (for fans of Foyle's War, it figures prominently in character development) and, especially, the Anglo-Franco indifference to German violations of many of the Versailles Treaty provisions.

it is a tad self-serving, but wonderfully readable

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04 Feb 2015
09:50:54am
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"(for fans of Foyle's War, it figures prominently in character development)"



I am currently binge watching Foyle's on Netflix. Can you provide any hints as to parts of the books, or characters, on which I should focus if I wanted to read relevant parts of the books?

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04 Feb 2015
09:57:07am
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"so this is a good time to mention Churchill's six-volume memoir on the lead up to and involvement in the second world war."



I ended up picking up those an at auction for next to nothing thinking I got a bargain... Until I realized I'm one book short of the complete collection. (don't remember which one though off the top of my head -I think it's Hinge of Fate).

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"We stumbled across a Winston Churchill museum in Fulton Missouri of all places! If my memory is correct, he delivered his famous speech about the Iron Curtain there in 1946"



Yes it is... I'm only 100 miles away from it and haven't been to it yet. (it's on my to do list though).
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nigelc
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04 Feb 2015
01:13:22pm
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I have a copy of Churchill's memoir on painting which is an enjoyable read.

There was an auction just before Christmas of belongings of his youngest daughter, Lady Soames, who died last summer. This included some of the family's favourite paintings by Sir Winston.



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04 Feb 2015
08:55:44pm
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" .... Churchill's six-volume memoir ...... provides great insights into areas we typically know little or nothing about, i ... "

Yes, and also the thwarted dealings with the leaders of the French Vichy Government which led to one of the only three times during WW II when US battleships became involved Gun to Gun with an opponents battle ships during the invasion of Morocco and Algeria.

Another excellent book about Churchill is the two volume; "The Last Lion"

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05 Feb 2015
08:17:49am

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Like most "larger than life" leaders he was not popular with everyone in Western Europe and the British Isles. The name Gallipoli sticks in my mind .

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05 Feb 2015
04:25:21pm
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I found this a balanced and interesting take on "the Bulldog"

BBC Today article on Churchill

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06 Feb 2015
06:07:45am
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" ... The name Gallipoli sticks in my mind . ..."

Gallipoli was a master stroke similar in conception to MacArthur's backdoor Inchon Invasion behind enemy lines during the Korean "Police Action".
The Gallipoli landings failed for several reasons, not the least of which was the British and French admirals who balked at risking their cherished battleships in close support bombardments of the Turkish positions.
There were other bad decision made by the planners, including the failure to get the troops off the beaches and I believe the cancellation of the second troop landing further up the peninsula.
But the concept that was Churchill's was brilliant.

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BTW, the last survivor of the ANZAC forces died just a few years ago. Alec Campbell ho lied about his age and enlisted at age 16 is featured on one of the stamps in the ANZAC Legends set of 2000.

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06 Feb 2015
11:14:22am
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I printed up a bunch of these cards and I enjoy bemusing the lawyers who work for me by occasionally attaching one of them to a file with instructions.

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I would never try that with my secretary, though. She runs the place ...


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