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The Churchill Society
London.

The Foundation of was May 10th 1990
(50 years to the Day) after Churchill became Prime Minister.
The Inauguration of the Society's web site was on Churchill's 121st Birthday - November 30th 1995

"We must recognise that we have a great inheritance in our possession,
which represents the prolonged achievement of the centuries;
that there is not one of our simple uncounted rights today
for which better men than we are have not died on the scaffold or the battlefield.
We have not only a great treasure;
we have a great cause.
Are we taking every measure within our power to defend that cause?

Winston Churchill

Paris

September 1936

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The passage of time often casts a false romantic glow over war.

Men forget the cruelty and suffering that it brings to the innocent.

Every war shames the human race and is yet another monument to his ignorance, his greed, and folly
The main aim of the Society is the study of the causes of war

THE AIMS OF THE SOCIETY

Commencing with a brief historical backdrop.

Defeat of Spanish Armada
July 28th 1588

Sketching by David Law of the action off Gravelines during the Armada fighting

National Maritime Museum Greenwich

Sir Francis Drake (1540-96) took a major part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada on July 28th 1588.

Drake Portrait

Battle of Trafalgar

W J Huggins
National Maritime Museum
Greenwich

His monument is on Plymouth Hoe.

Battle of Blenheim
13th August 1704

Louis XIV
King of France. 1643-1715

Petty and mediocre in all except his lusts and power,
the Sun King disturbed and harried mankind
during more than fifty years of arrogant pomp.

Winston Churchill

It took the nation only a few months
to realise the debt that was owed to Marlborough after this victory.
The nation's appreciation was expressed by a gift to him of Blenheim Palace.
It was begun within a year of his victory and took over 17 years to build.

Blenheim Palace

Duke of Marlborough

The Duke of Marlborough
(1650-1722)

The Cholmondeley Collection of Model Soldiers

Houghton Hall Norfolk

Blenheim Palace

BLENHEIM PALACE

was built as a monument to the glory of the British victory over a prolonged French European tyranny.

It is a marvellous demonstration of the fruits of peace.

It is open to the public


Battle of Trafalgar
21st October 1805

HMS Victory Portsmouth

HMS Victory
Portsmouth

(Open to the Public)

Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson
(1758-1805)

Wearing the Order of the Bath

National Portrait Gallery London.

HMS Victory

HMS Victory
Portsmouth

(Open to the Public)

Nelson's Column

Nelson's Column
Trafalgar Square

It took the nation 25 years to realise that Nelson's great victories
should be properly commemorated with a national monument.
This time it was to be in London,
and was to be for the benefit of the people.
Thus a large site near Charing Cross - known as Kings Mews
was cleared in 1830 and renamed Trafalgar Square in 1835.

Battle of Waterloo
18th June 1815

Wellington Arch Hyde Park London

The Wellington Arch

Duke of Wellington

The Iron Duke

National Portrait Gallery

Apsley House London

 

Apsley House

Within two years of this great victory
the Government, on behalf of the people of Great Britain,
instructed Parliamentary Commissioners to purchase for the Duke of Wellington
the country estate, Stratfield Saye.
Apsley House, Hyde Park, London.
(known ever since as No. 1 London - now a remarkable museum)
was his other house.
The Government presented both to the Duke of Wellington
in gratitude for his services to his country
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The First World War

Death WWI Scene

THE DUG OUT

Why do you lie legs ungainly huddled,
And one arm bent against your sullen cold
Exhausted face? It hurts my heart to watch you,
Deep shadow'd from the candle's guttering gold;
Drowsy, you mumble and sigh and shift your head . . .
You are too young to fall asleep forever;
And when you sleep you remind me of the dead.

Siegfried Sassoon

3rd August 1914 - 11th November 1918

and the

THE SECOND WORLD WAR

 

Spitfires

Battle of Britain fighter pilots go to war.

Russians fly flag over the Reichstag Berlin

The Russians hoist the Hammer and Sickle
over the Reichstag in Berlin

3rd September 1939 - to 5th August 1945.

and

The Battle of Britain

Spitfire

 

10th June to November 1940

In 1965 the public subscribed millions of pounds
to build Churchill College Cambridge
and to endow

THE WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL TRUST

Both institutions - admirable as they are -
cater for only a tiny and privileged minority of persons.

Now that the Cold War has ended

The Churchill Society

seeks help, both in this country and overseas, from those who desire to join with us
to raise sufficient money over the next few years to purchase a site in the centre of London,
and to pay for its clearance and landscaping;
and then amidst a quiet garden,
build a gracious and distinguished building of the very finest quality which is to be known as:

CHURCHILL HOUSE

London

which should be a

BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH

LIVING

WAR MEMORIAL

To those who lost their lives in the appalling wars of the 20th century

It will be a Public

 

EXPRESSION OF THANKSGIVING

FOR THE VICTORY

in

THE FIRST & SECOND WORLD WARS

of

GREAT BRITAIN & N.IRELAND AND HER ALLIES;

&

A PUBLIC EXPRESSION OF THANKFULNESS FOR THE ENDING OF THE COLD WAR.

 

All the variety of activities that are planned to take place in

CHURCHILL HOUSE
will be designed in a gracious manner so that they never fail to be an expression of our

GRATITUDE,
REMEMBRANCE, LOVE,
AND
THE HIGH HONOUR
IN WHICH WE HOLD THE MEMORIES OF
ALL
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE WARS OF THE 20th CENTU
RY

and

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL. K.G., P.C., O.M

Churchill

The building will remind both present and future generations
of the appalling sufferings of those who fought to re-establish

GOOD OVER EVIL

KINDNESS OVER CRUELTY

LIBERTY OVER ENSLAVEMENT

It will also commemorate the lifelong grief of the surviving relatives of those who died or were injured in those wars.

 

When completed it should be the Head Offices of

THE WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL TRUST

&

THE CHURCHILL SOCIETY

and be open for the Public seven days a week for a wide range of activities.

It will possess a Banqueting/Concert Hall.
Annually a prestigious banquet will be held upon Churchill's birthday (
November 30th) or a gala ball or concert.
It will possess a fine library and reading room
and hopefully its own publishing facilities
to help a few of today's many good, but unpublished authors.

It will possess a Lecture Hall
where debates and lectures upon any subject can be held free of charge.

The society will especially encourage debates
on the causes and prevention of war and terrorism.

The Churchill Society will encourage the revival of all the Fine Arts and Crafts
by displaying free of charge in the entrance hall
the work of the best of today's painters, cabinet makers, needle workers, silver and goldsmiths;
the work of sculptors, porcelain makers and glass workers,
of wrought iron craftsmen, bookbinders, musical instrument makers and many others.

In the Banqueting Hall Orchestras and Brass Bands from all over the world
will be invited to play free of charge:
the aim being to encourage and introduce new composers, conductors and soloists.

Churchill House will have a dining room and refectory for the use of visitors.

If our Commonwealth friends and citizens can build so wonderfully -

so can we!

It is hoped that the London Churchill House will be copied on a smaller scale in cities and country towns all over the Kingdom;

but modelled upon the existing financially successful Ipswich Institute and Reading Room.


 

 

...................Ladybird.

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