Month: March 2017

Churchill Documents: The Italian Navy

Churchill Documents: The Italian Navy

Excerpt­ed from “The Ital­ian Navy in The Churchill Doc­u­ments, Vol­ume 19,” by Andrew Roberts. To read the full arti­cle, click here.

Fate­ful Ques­tions: Sep­tem­ber 1943 to April 1944, lat­est vol­ume in The Churchill Doc­u­ments, is avail­able from Hills­dale Col­lege Book­store. To order click here.

Andrew Roberts writes: Lit­to­rio (lat­er Italia) was the first of four fast, mod­ern Ital­ian bat­tle­ships laid down in 1934-42. She and two sis­ters, Vit­to­rio Vene­to and Roma, par­tic­i­pat­ed in Mediter­ranean attacks on British con­voys. The fourth, Impero, was seized before com­ple­tion by the Ger­mans and used as a tar­get ves­sel.…

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Hillsdale Churchill Conference, February 2017

Hillsdale Churchill Conference, February 2017

Hillsdale Churchill Conference

Balmy tem­per­a­tures and a record turnout of 700 marked our event fea­tur­ing Nigel Farage  as keynote speak­er at Hills­dale Col­lege‘s Churchill Con­fer­ence and Din­ner, held in con­junc­tion with the “The Art of Win­ston Churchill: An Exhi­bi­tion at Hills­dale Col­lege.” Like most Hills­dale edu­ca­tion­al events, there were no reg­is­tra­tion fees or meal charges, all of which are pre-fund­ed. The paint­ings, orga­nized by the Nation­al Churchill Muse­um, Ful­ton, were on dis­play from Jan­u­ary through March.)

Videos of all pre­sen­ta­tions are post­ed. Click here.

Nigel Farage built the UK Inde­pen­dence Par­ty from a fringe group to the point where it dom­i­nat­ed UK elec­tions for the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment and was a key force in Britain’s June 2016 vote to leave the Euro­pean Union.…

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Churchill and Racism: Think a Little Deeper

Churchill and Racism: Think a Little Deeper

Q: Anoth­er new movie, A Unit­ed King­dom,  sad­dles Churchill with racism. It’s the sto­ry of Seretse Khama, a mem­ber of the Bechua­na­land roy­al fam­i­ly and heir to the throne. After study­ing in Eng­land, he meets and mar­ries a British woman, Ruth Williams. The South African gov­ern­ment, which is adopt­ing Apartheid, is trou­bled by the inter­ra­cial mar­riage and press­es the Attlee gov­ern­ment in Britain to exile Khama, which they do. Churchill is not a char­ac­ter in the film, but we are told that he sup­ports Khama and will restore him if Churchill’s par­ty wins the 1951 elec­tion.…

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