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CHURCHILL – THREE LESSONS OF STATEMANSHIP

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

 

 

This speech by Larry Arnn of Hillsdale College contains more information on Winston Churchill and the newly released film, The Darkest Hour.   Nancy  

Three Lessons of Statesmanship

December 2017 • Volume 46, Number 12The following is adapted from a speech delivered on December 1, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.

“Wars and rumors of wars” are all around us. At Hillsdale College we have been thinking about the greatest of all wars, the Second World War. If we study that war and the actions of its profoundest statesman, we can find some lessons to guide us today.

We think of World War II in part because a fine film has just come out about the beginning of that war. The film is called Darkest Hour, and we know and admire its lead actor Gary Oldman and its producer Doug Urbanski, both of whom will be visiting our campus soon. We also think of that war because we have just sent to the printer Volume 20 of The Churchill Documents, the series of documentary volumes that will soon complete the official biography of Winston Churchill, of which Hillsdale College Press is the publisher. Volume 20, entitled Normandy and Beyond, ends on December 31, 1944.

The film, then, concerns the beginning of that largest and worst of wars, and the document volume covers the end of its last full year. The beginning and the end of things reveal their meaning in particular ways. From the beginning and the end of World War II, we draw three lessons, relevant to the choices we Americans must make now.

The first lesson of the war concerns what Churchill called the “profound significance of human choice, and the sublime responsibility of men.”

We see in Darkest Hour that the war begins in disaster. There was the disaster that led to the war: the advent of Hitler in 1933 and his increasing domination of Central Europe. In 1940, the disaster extended across Western Europe to the Atlantic: beginning the very day Winston Churchill became prime minister of Great Britain, Hitler launched his armies west across Belgium and France to begin an utter rout. No one, including Churchill, believed that a great nation like France could be overcome in a matter of weeks, but that is what happened. The British Army escaped from Dunkirk back to England by the skin of its teeth.

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MOVIE TRAILER – THE DARKEST HOUR – WINSTON CHURCHILL

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

 

One of the finest  movies I have seen in a very long time !   Nancy
The Darkest Hour – the story of Winston Churchill, as the newly appointed British Prime Minister,  facing tremendous pressures from his political cabinet, makes the decision to fight against Hitler rather than try to negotiate a peace that would  hopefully slow down Hitler as he advances swiftly through Europe as one country after another falls to the Nazis.
MOVIE TRAILER – THE DARKEST HOUR  -WINSTON CHURCHILL 
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VIDEO – 1,400 YEARS OF ISLAM

Monday, September 11th, 2017

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PHOTOS – CITIZEN NATURALIZATION CEREMONY, RALEIGH, NC

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

 

A ceremony celebrating the naturalization  of our newest  United States citizens was held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the North Carolina State House in Raleigh.  Thirty  of our new citizens from  many different countries  from around the world took the oath of allegiance to the United States.    People from many different nations and representatives of our military  from previous conflicts were in attendance to honor our newest citizens.  The following photos were taken  at the event.     Nancy   
JULY 4, 2017
CITIZEN NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

Raleigh, North Carolina, State House

The American Flag and the POW Missing in Action flag that flies over the statehouse.


Daughters of the American Revolution preparing for the ceremony

 

Men representing our Civil War Soldiers

Our new citizens taking their oath of allegiance

The Girl Scouts leading in the Pledge of Allegiance

The orchestra playing beautiful patriotic music

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)


From the left: Barbara Guest and Joanie Liotta (sisters!)

Flags to be given out at the DAR welcoming table

From the left: Jane Hogan, District VI Director, DAR and Barbara Guest, DAR member

Our Veterans of Foreign Wars were also represented


Representatives of our Civil War Soldiers

DAR ladies – from the left Joanie Liottta and Jean Lusted, Regent, David Popler DAR

Our Vietnam Veterans were represented too

Ceremony honoring our Missing in Action from the Vietnam War 

POW/MIA Flag


Missing Man Honors Table History – National League of POWMIA …
www.pow-miafamilies.org/missing-man-honors-table-history.html

The Empty Chair of the Missing Man

Nancy Clark, Conservative Women’s Forum and 2 Vietnam Veterans

Part of the MIA ceremony was to explain the meaning of each item placed on the Missing Man Table

 

 

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VIDEO – HOW A WORLD WAR II VETERAN TRICKED A GERMAN PANZER CORPS INTO SURRENDERING

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

 

VIDEO – A FABULOUS WORLD WAR II STORY – ALL TRUE  – THE GREATEST GENERATION !!

 

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VIDEO – RARE D DAY COLOR FILM

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Published on May 26, 2014
Rare color footage shot June 1944 by documentary filmmaker Jack Lieb, who worked for newsreel company News of the Day and shot the D-Day landings. Lieb worked in a group of journalists together with Ernest Hemingway, Bob Landry, Robert Capa and others. Jack Lieb shot a lot footage of his colleagues.

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THE HIROSHIMA SPEECH OBAMA WON’T GIVE

Friday, May 20th, 2016

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Hiroshima Speech Obama Won’t Give

 

The Japanese national flag flutters at half-staff at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in western Japan on August 6, 1998.ENLARGE
The Japanese national flag flutters at half-staff at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in western Japan on August 6, 1998. PHOTO: REUTERS

The White House said this week that President Obama will visit Hiroshima during his visit to Japan later this month, setting off speculation about what he would say in the city where America used the atomic bomb to end World War II without an invasion. Here’s the speech we don’t expect Mr. Obama to give—though he’s more than welcome to it.

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It is with mixed emotions that I stand before you today. Seven years ago, in Prague, I committed my Administration to the goal of bringing about a world without nuclear weapons—a cause I have championed since my student days. My country has since sharply reduced its nuclear arsenal through the 2010 New Start treaty with Russia, and my Administration has negotiated a nuclear agreement with Iran. We have organized regular summits on nuclear security. And we have toughened international sanctions on North Korea after its nuclear tests.

Yet a nuclear-free world seems further out of reach today than when I entered office. As I near the end of my Presidency, I feel obliged to tell you how I think I went wrong.

(more…)

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PHOTO – RUSSIAN CARPET BOMBING

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

 

The latest controversy is how to respond to the ISIS threat.  Obama today criticized  Ted Cruz for suggesting we carpet bomb insisting that it was  inhumane.  Well, look at the photo below and think about how concerned  the Russians are  with collateral damage.  Totally destroy your enemy – this is how the Russians wage war !    By the way, I was in Cologne, Germany in 1968 (over 20 years after   WWII )  and there was still considerable damage from British and American bombings all around the Cologne Cathedral (which was left intact).   We won that war, didn’t we !      Nancy 

THE MOSCOW TIMES

Russian Air Strikes in Syria Kill Over 400 Civilians, Say Monitoring Groups

Foreign and Commonwealth Office / FlickrAt least 100,000 people have fled Aleppo as a result of Russian air strikes.
More than 400 Syrian civilians have been killed by Russian air strikes since the air campaign began on Sept. 30, monitoring groups reported.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Friday that 403 civilians — including 69 women and 97 children — have been killed as a result of Russian air strikes.
Aerial bombardment carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Syrian regime has resulted in the deaths of 6,889 civilians — including 969 women and 1,436 children — and the wounding of 35,000 civilians, the SOHR reported.
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VIDEO – AGENDA, GRINDING AMERICA DOWN

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

 

So many are now asking, what is happening to our country?  The coarsening of our society is now evident  – divorce rates are soaring, families are crumbling and  Christianity is being attacked.   
Home schooling of children is increasing because many parents are dissatisfied  with the public schools as they feel they are providing inferior education.    The feminist agenda is pushing abortion on demand, parents are no longer informed when their underage child is having an abortion,  schools are passing out condoms to children, there are gay pride parades as if homosexuality is something to be celebrated. 
  The number of Americans on food stamps is at an all-time high.    Social Justice (also better known as Socialism is the taking from one group to give to another) is the new buzz word.  Dependency on government is taking the place of American self reliance.  The fibre of our country and its people is being ground down.  We are decaying from within ! 
What is happening to us ?  The answer to these and many more questions is in the following documentary  film.   Please share with your email lists.   Nancy 
VIDEO – AGENDA, Grinding  America Down 
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THE NEW WORLD MAP – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

 

townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2015/06/18/draft-n2013813/page/full

Townhall.com

The New World Map

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.   | Jun 18, 2015

http://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/

Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had already remilitarized the Rhineland, absorbed Austria and dismantled Czechoslovakia. Before the outbreak of the war, Hitler’s new Third Reich had created the largest German-speaking nation in European history.

Well before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese government had redrawn the map of Asia and the Pacific. Japan had occupied or annexed Indochina, Korea, Manchuria and Taiwan, in addition to swaths of coastal China. Attacking Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia was merely the logical 1941 follow-up to more than a decade of Japanese aggression.

Fascist Italy, by the outbreak of World War II in Europe, had already been remaking the map of the Mediterranean region in imitation of ancient Rome. Strongman Benito Mussolini had annexed what is now Ethiopia, Albania and most of Libya. He promised Italians that the Mediterranean would soon be mare nostrum, “our sea.”

All of these hegemonies had arisen without triggering a global war. Had Hitler, Mussolini and the Japanese just been satisfied and consolidated their winnings, there was no evidence that the tired Western democracies would ever have stopped them.

The contemporary world is starting to resemble the 1930s, and maps again must be redrawn.

The Islamic State plans to take Baghdad to make it the capital of a radical Sunni caliphate from what is left of Syria and Iraq. (more…)

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