CHURCHILL 2015 50th Anniversary Commemoration Begins A major international celebration of the life and legacy of Winston Churchill has begun, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his death on Saturday, January 24 and State Funeral on January 30. The yearlong Churchill 2015 events are being organized by a global consortium of institutions including The Churchill Centre U.K. and U.S., the Churchill War Rooms, Chartwell, the Churchill Archives and Blenheim Palace. Activities
Sir Winston Churchill: Our Saviour, My Boss As the 50th anniversary of the death of Britain’s wartime leader approaches, Lord Carington - the last surviving member of Winston Churchill's government - tells Victoria Lambert of the man, his moods and a life unparalleled in history. The call came when Peter Carington was standing in a field in Buckinghamshire shooting partridges. ''It was late October 1951, the day after the general election,’’ he recalls with clarity. ''A man o
4:01 PM, JAN 23, 2015 • BY RICHARD M. LANGWORTH Anyone reading this knows where he was on September 11, 2001. A diminishing number remember where they were on January 30, 1965—the day we said farewell to Winston Churchill. (He died fifty years ago, January 24, 1965.) For me it was a life-changing experience. Suddenly, unforgettably, on my flickering, black and white TV screen in New York City, the huge void of Westminster Abbey filled with The Battle Hymn of the Republic. He
"Winston Churchill (1874–1965) was a leading statesman, writer and orator who is best remembered for leading Britain to victory during the Second World War. In an influential political career that spanned 64 years, he held numerous ministerial positions and served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55).
This portrait shows Churchill at the age of 81, during his second term as Prime Minister. It was painted in 1955 by Bernard Hailstone (1910–87) during sittings for a