“Churchill and the Myths of D-Day is excerpted from a lecture on the 2019 Hillsdale College Round-Britain cruise. Hillsdale cruises with “lectures at sea” are an annual event, usually occurring in May or June. For information on the 2020 cruise to Jerusalem and Athens, click here.
I’m here to talk about Winston Churchill. I know this audience knows who he was! Did you know a survey of British schoolchildren reveals that one in five think he was a fictional character? And better than half think Sherlock Holmes was a real person?
Shelling Yorkshire, 1914: “Naturally there was much indignation at the failure of the Navy to prevent, or at least to avenge, such an attack upon our shores. What was the Admiralty doing? Were they all asleep?… We had to bear in silence the censures of our countrymen.”
Britain’s East Coast: Churchill Connections, June 1st to 3rd
The 2019 Hillsdale College Cruise around Britain offers a unique opportunity to recall the Churchill saga by passing or visiting key places, starting with English Channel and North Sea venues from Southampton to Yorkshire to Edinburgh. These venues shaped and affected Churchill’s thought and engaged his pen.…
Last Call: almost sold out
Fewer than 60 cabins remain on the Churchill cruise of a lifetime. Many of our old Churchillian friends are coming, and this truly will be an event you will never forget. CLICK HERE for complete descriptions of the voyage (June 1-31) plus optional pre- and post-cruise Churchill events (May 31-June 1, June 13-16). I cannot answer questions about bookings, cabins and availability. Please contact Global Tracks, who I know from experience are very professional: (877) 242-6397, email hillsdalecollegecruise.com.
A cruise to remember