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By BRADLEY TOLPPANEN
Lifetime friend and trusted collaborator, Louis Spears knew France and the French as few Britons, serving faithfully in peace and war.
Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Anthony Eden, Archibald Sinclair, Bradley Tolppanen, Charles de Gaulle, Charles Lanrezac, Dakar Expedition, Fashoda Incident, Georges Clemenceau, Harold Macmillan, Louis Spears, Neville Chamberlain, Paul Reynaud, Stanley Baldwin, Vichy France, Winston S. Churchill,
By CONNOR DANIELS
Historians tend to downplay Horace Wilson’s contribution to British Appeasement policy in the 1930s. Adrian Phillips fills in the blanks.
Tags: Appeasement, Brendan Bracken, Connor Daniels, Horace Wilson, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Munich Agreement, Neville Chamberlain, Rab Butler, Randolph Churchill, Unity Mitford, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
However repulsive Chips was, after this first volume, masterfully edited by Simon Heffer, readers will be eager for the rest.
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Alfred Duff Cooper, Andrew Roberts, Benito Mussolini, Berlin Olympics, Edward Halifax, Henry Channon, Hermann Goering, Honor Guinness, Jochim von Ribbentrop, Munich crisis, Nancy Mitford, Neville Chamberlain, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Rab Butler, Simon Heffer, Third Reich, Winston S. Churchill,
By BRADLEY P. TOLPPANEN
Sinclair aging: “He did so much and worried so greatly on account of the boys who lost their lives…no wonder that he is now a war casualty.”
Tags: Archibald Sinclair, Arthur Greenwood, Arthur Tedder, Battle of Moreuil Wood, Bradley P. Tolppanen, Charles Portal, Clement Attlee, Cyril Newall, Edward Halifax, Edward Spears, Gerard De Groot, H.H. Asquith, Harold Macmillan, Hugh Dowding, Jack Seely, Leopold Amery, Max Beaverbrook, Munich, Neville Chamberlain, Ottawa Conference, Sholto Douglas, Stanley Baldwin, The Other Club, Winston S. Churchill,
By MARK MILKE
The Calgary Churchill statue will celebrate Sir Winston’s prescience in peace, resolution in war, and lifetime quest for liberty and human rights.
Tags: Alberta, Andrew Roberts, Boer War, Bradley Tolppanen, Calgary, Famous Five Suffragists, Hong Kong, Kristallnacht, Mark Milke, Mohandas Gandhi, Neville Chamberlain, Sir Winston S. Churchill Society of Calgary, Winston S. Churchill,
By CHARLES LYSAGHT
Winston Churchill was not a man to bear grudges, and firmly admired the Irish. Yet he was strangely oblivious to the widespread, albeit not universal, hostility still felt towards him in nationalist Ireland. In 1953 he faced a libel action in Ireland arising out of his memoirs. It was brought by Eric Dorman-Smith, an Irish-born general whom he had dismissed during the Desert War. He expressed doubt that “an Irish jury would necessarily be unfair or that they would be prejudiced against me.” His legal advisers knew better. They made sure the case was settled before it got to be heard before a jury in Dublin. When Churchill died in 1965, de Valera, now President of Ireland, lauded him as a great Englishman. He could not omit to add the rider that Churchill had been a “dangerous enemy” of the Irish people.
Tags: Anglo-Irish Treaty, Black and Tans, Bourke Cockran, Charles Lysaght, Éamon de Valera, Fianna Fáil, Irish Home Rule, Irish Nationalists, Irish Volunteers, Lord Randolph Churchill, Michael Collins, Neville Chamberlain, Sinn Féin, Third Home Rule bill, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Breathless media admiration of Hitler’s Anschluss obscured German military deficiencies that might have mattered if the democracies had stood firm.
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Alexander Lassner, Anschluss, Case Otto, Erich Raeder, Geoffrey Dawson, Hapsburg Empire, Hearst press, Hermann Goering, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Kurt von Schuschnigg, League of Nations, Little Entente, Neville Chamberlain, Richard M. Langworth, Unity Mitford, Versailles Treaty, Werner von Blomberg, Werner von Fritsch, Winston S. Churchill,
By JOSIAH LEINBACH
Churchill looked back on the past with reverence and with regularity—thankfully so, for we owe him the same debt we owe to our history: gratitude.
Tags: David Lindsay Keir, edmund burke, Edward Gibbon, George Santayana, Harrow, Henry Hallam, J.H. Plumb, Joseph Addison, Josiah Leinbach, Lady Randolph Churchill, Lord Randolph Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, Sandhurst, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Tribe of Issachar, Two-Power Standard, William Shakespeare, Winston S. Churchill,
By WILLIAM J. SHEPHERD
Clews paints a loyal but frustrated Churchill who later defined the rule of the Phoney War: “Don’t be unkind to the enemy; you will only make him angry.”
Tags: Dudley Pound, Fleet Air Arm, Graham Clews, Neville Chamberlain, Norway Campaign, Stephen Roskill, William J. Shepherd, Winston S. Churchill,
By THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
It was not a broadcast appeal to the nation. Nothing so vague as that for Winston S. Churchill. It was his order to the Admiralty on 20 May 1940. The Admiralty then formed the Small Vessels Pool, in which private owners registered their craft for the mission and were given routes and charts.
Tags: Andrew Roberts, Bertram Ramsay, British Expeditionary Forces, Dunkirk, Neville Chamberlain, Nigel Sharp, Small Vessels Pool, Walter Lord, Winston S. Churchill,
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
McKinstry is thorough and scrupulously fair. Unlike too many historians today, he goes in with no axes to grind. He simply tells the story, backed by a voluminous bibliography, extensive research and private correspondence. In scope and balance, the book reminds us of Arthur Herman’s Gandhi and Churchill—another elegant account of two contentious figures. Like Herman, McKinstry captures Churchill’s generosity of spirit, and his rival’s greatness of soul.
Posted in: Books,
Tags: Alfred Duff Cooper, Anthony Eden, Arthur Herman, Clement Attlee, Clementine Churchill, David Hunt, Dresden, First Quebec Conference, Gallipoli campaign, Gestapo, H.G. Wells, Harold Laski, Harold Nicolson, Horace Wilson, Hugh Dalton, India act, Jock Colville, King Edward VIII, Leo McKinstry, Liberalism and the Social Problem, Neville Chamberlain, Potsdam Conference, Robert Menzies, Ronald Cohen, Stanley Baldwin, The Aftermath, The Other Club, Trade Disputes Act, Violet Attlee, Wallis Simpson, Winston S. Churchill, Yalta Conference,
By MICHAEL McMENAMIN
Bouverie’s dismissal of the 1938 plot as “probably correctly” a fantasy is quite inexplicable. He lists Meehan’s book in his bibliography along with the memoirs of Erich Kordt, who wrote that swallowing Hitler’s terms at Munich “prevented the coup d’état in Berlin.” Even Henderson, the pro-Chamberlain British ambassador to Germany, thought the Hitler plot genuine. On 6 October, a week after Munich, Henderson wrote Halifax: “By keeping the peace, we have saved Hitler and his regime.”
Tags: . Hans Oster, Edward Halifax, Erich Kordt, Ernst von Weizacker, Erwin von Witzleben, Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin, Franz Halder, Hans Gisevius, Hjalmar Schacht, Ludwig Beck, Michael McMenamin, Nevile Henderson, Neville Chamberlain, Robert Vansittart, Steven Roberts, Theo Kordt, Tim Bouverie, Walter von Brauchitsch, Walter von Brockdorf, Wilhelm Canaris, Winston S. Churchill,