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  • Drama Series: "Winston Churchill, The Wilderness Years"

    02/15/2018 8:22:31 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 18 replies
    Here's a wonderful series on Churchill which fans of Winston will appreciate. It covers his efforts to awake the British public in the twenties.
  • On this date in 1945

    02/11/2018 12:44:35 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 63 replies
    The Yalta Conference wrapped up. American President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Churchill and Soviet leader Stalin came to agreement on several important issues regarding the outcome of the War. The leaders agreed that the unconditional surrender of German would be the way the war ended. Germany and Berlin would be divided into four occupation zones after the war ended. There would be international trials of German war criminals. In addition the Soviets agreed to declare war on Japan within three months after the war in Europe ended. They would join the UN. The Soviets would also retain possession of that...
  • Revealed: Labour activist, 24, who took part in storming of Churchill-inspired 'Blighty cafe' [tr]

    01/29/2018 5:57:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2018 | Xantha Leatham and Abe Hawken
    The Labour activist who led anti-Winston Churchill chants at a cafe dedicated to the wartime prime minister is a 24-year-old student and devout Jeremy Corbyn supporter. Halimo Hussein is a politics student at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London and stormed the Blighty UK cafe with eight other activists on Saturday.
  • With DARKEST HOUR in cinemas, what if Churchill faced the same level of health scrutiny as Trump

    01/19/2018 8:08:33 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 56 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Richard Littlejohn
    Whatever you think about Donald Trump, his main achievement has been to utterly discombobulate his enemies, especially the mainstream media in America. If sometimes we think that the BBC dresses a little too far to the Left, try watching the Washington press pack in full flow. They believe it is their constitutional duty to destroy the democratically elected President by any means possible. He's been accused of racism, sexism and colluding with the Russians to steal the presidential election, which bizarrely they also claim he never wanted to win in the first place. Go figure. Like our own die-hard Remainers,...
  • Must See Churchill(DARKEST HOUR movie)

    01/19/2018 6:48:05 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 35 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 16, 2018 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    I plan to see it a third time. The other day I went to see DARKEST HOUR, the movie about Winston Churchill’s heroics in the spring of 1940 in steeling the British upper classes to resist Hitler and to relieve Dunkirk by sending off a civilian armada to rescue the British army from the Nazis. The hour was very dark indeed. Aware as you might be of my aversion to movies, allow me to astound you further. This was not the first time I went to see Darkest Hour. It was the second time! I might see it again. The...
  • Dear President Trump: Churchill would have been a climate leader

    01/16/2018 11:08:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2018 | By Sir Nicholas Soames
    There could be no starker illustration of the profound differences that exist between Washington and London -- despite alignment on many other issues -- than comments this week by our two leaders on climate change and the environment. For President Trump, the Paris Agreement is a bad deal that will close US businesses -- perhaps even has closed some already. Meanwhile, in London last week, Prime Minister Theresa May was launching the UK's 25-year Plan for Nature. Its flagship pledge is to "leave the environment in a better state than we found it". The evidence is entirely against the world...
  • The Towns in Wales Where Churchill Was Loathed

    01/14/2018 11:51:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 13 JAN 2018 | David Williamson
    Many in Tonypandy and Llanelli saw Churchill as someone who would use troops against workersTourists line up each day in Whitehall to enter Winston Churchill’s subterranean war rooms and Gary Oldman is a favourite to win an Oscar for his portrayal of the Prime Minister in The Darkest Hour. The Conservative leader was voted the “greatest Briton” of all time in a television poll in 2002 in which he was championed by Mo Mowlam, perhaps the most enduringly popular Labour figure of modern times. Wholehearted admiration for Churchill unites the UK – but not, perhaps, in Wales. Stories of his...
  • Just saw "Darkest Hour"

    01/09/2018 11:18:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 78 replies
    Please pardon the vanity. I just saw Darkest Hour. It was really excellent and moving. Both history and drama. Some lines and scenes are obviously fictionalized. The scene with Churchill riding the subway is silly, but I understand the need for dramatic license. It is about the last three weeks of May 1940. Churchill becomes Prime Minister, even though Chamberlain, Halifax, and King George dislike him. Hitler invades France, which becomes a rout. Halifax insists on peace negotiations with Hitler. Churchill wavers, but decides to fight on. It is impossible to say what might have happened if Britain had made...
  • Darkest Hour

    01/07/2018 7:01:09 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 47 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 6 Jan 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Churchill is an abidingly popular role with big-time actors once the receding hairline and expanding girth of middle-age set in. Sometimes the player is too evidently suited to the part - one thinks of Robert Hardy on telly in the Eighties - and the jowly gravitas gets clanked around as if Winnie wandered Chartwell and Westminster in never-was-so-much-owed mode 24/7. On the literal face of it, the man who brought both Sid Vicious and Commissioner Gordon to the silver screen is one of the least obvious cinematic Winstons ever, and he wears his lavish prosthetics with a very light touch....
  • Winston Churchill: The Man Who Saved Civilization

    12/30/2017 4:47:10 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    NRO ^ | Rich Lowry
    In a key episode, Churchill went to the larger Cabinet and won overwhelming approval for his stalwartness. Here, he made his famous statement, “We shall go and we shall fight it out, here or elsewhere, and if at last the long story is to end, it were better it should end, not through surrender, but only when we are rolling senseless on the ground.”  After the war, Churchill wrote of the reaction of his colleagues: “Quite a number seemed to jump up from the table and came running to my chair, shouting and patting me on the back. There is...
  • 'Operation Mincemeat'- the covert mission that was one of the greatest coups of the war (TR)

    12/29/2017 5:05:42 AM PST · by DFG · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/28/2017 | Claire Ellicott
    Margaret Thatcher granted the deathbed request of a spy who masterminded one of the greatest World War II operations. Ewen Montagu wanted to find out the official verdict on Operation Mincemeat, an audacious plan which helped change the course of the war by fooling the Nazis into diverting their troops to the wrong place. Newly-declassified National Archives files reveal that Mr Montagu, a judge who volunteered for the Navy during the war, wrote to Mrs Thatcher from his deathbed with his request.
  • Trump: The Unlikeliest Churchillian

    12/28/2017 12:28:42 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 28, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    Comparing the late Prime Minister Winston Churchill to President Donald Trump is guaranteed to elicit scorn from intellectuals, for one was a prolific man of letters, while the other speaks in the vocabulary of the common man. One was a journalist and scholar, while the other is a builder, deal-maker, and master persuader (as Scott Adams argues). And one smoked and drank prolifically, while the other abstains from both. But beneath the veneer of literary styles, there are obvious historical similarities between Winston Churchill's becoming prime minister and Donald Trump's shocking election to the American presidency. It is hard to...
  • Winston Churchill and the Foundation of Israel

    12/26/2017 1:19:41 PM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    MartinGilbert ^ | May 2, 2016 | Sir Martin Gilbert
    For the first half of this century, during one of the longest active political careers in this country, Winston Churchill was interested and sympathetic to Zionism. Hating tyranny in all its forms, he had reacted strongly against the Tzarist pogroms in the first years of the century and always understood the desperate need of a haven for Jews. “I recognise,” he wrote in a private letter on 2 January 1906, “the supreme attraction to a scattered and persecuted people of a safe and settled home under the flag of tolerance and freedom.” Two years later, on 30 January 1908, he...
  • Huckabee compares Trump to Churchill

    12/26/2017 2:31:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 26, 2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) in a tweet Tuesday compared President Trump to British leader Winston Churchill. Huckabee said he had just been to see the film “The Darkest Hour,” which dramatizes Churchill's experiences as prime minister during World War II, calling it a reminder of “what real leadership looks like.” “Churchill was hated by his own party, opposition party, and press. Feared by King as reckless, and despised for his bluntness,” Huckabee tweeted. “But unlike Neville Chamberlain, he didn't retreat. We had a Chamberlain for 8 yrs; in @realDonaldTrump we have a Churchill.”
  • Just saw 'DARKEST HOUR". Go see it!

    12/24/2017 5:49:44 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 107 replies
    Unlike "Dunkirk" it was ALL acting. Coming off the Trump victory the timing of it's release is interesting. Too many not-so-subtile similarities. He's gruff, his own party abandons him, his family keeps him going and he has to deal with a bunch of wusses who are too cowardly to see what's going on. He's alone and he get's his inspiration from the common people he meets on the subway. Theater was pretty much filled-matinee. Upon leaving I observed that most everyone was older. BTW FDR was useless. Chamberlain still thought they could negotiate for peace.
  • Darkest Hour Trailer

    12/10/2017 5:16:29 PM PST · by mkleesma · 70 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/08/17 | Youtube
    Looks to be a great film.
  • The Screaming that Will Live in Infamy

    12/07/2017 7:38:46 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-7-17 | MOTUS
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt called it “a date that will live in infamy.” But in Google-land, where every other esoteric anniversary/birthday on the face of our diverse, multi-cultural, all-inclusive planet is celebrated to much fanfare, they just couldn’t bring themselves to even mention it. It would probably be considered triggering and that might send the snowflakes to the streets again, screaming.Imagine what the world would be like today if the Greatest Generation had decided to hold a day of rage rather than fight the people who attacked us.  Imagine if Winston Churchill had told his countrymen to go “scream helplessly at...
  • Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874: here he is on Islam

    11/30/2017 8:15:02 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 7 replies
    vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 11/30/2017 | VA Viper
    How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property—either as...
  • An Injustice to Winston Churchill

    11/20/2017 3:40:01 AM PST · by iowamark · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/17 | Kyle Smith
    Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour butchers history to make the British prime minister a much less decisive figure than he actually was. Because an irresolute and small-minded age applies its own neuroses backward to history, because actors love to portray internal torment, and because we fancy ourselves so sophisticated that we know the official story of the past to be a ruse, movies about important historical figures have become less inspiring and “more human,” at times even iconoclastic... Now it’s Churchill’s turn to be shrunken down to a more manageable size. In Darkest Hour, which is set across May and June...
  • Dunkirk - one Freeper's opinion

    07/19/2017 6:53:21 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 82 replies
    19th June 2017
    I just got back from seeing Dunkirk and I was impressed. Speaking as a military historian it seemed accurate enough for a film that is quite clearly stated to be a fictional account with fictional characters not a docudrama. I was worried that a modern treatment might head towards the politically correct or the overly mawkish, but, it delivered what I was hoping to see. Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag...