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'The Crown': A Look Back at Season 1 and the History Behind It

New York Times - 06 Dec 2017
Philip Mountbatten, the former Prince Philip of Greece. King George VI gives Philip his royal title ahead of the marriage to his daughter and heir to the throne, Elizabeth. The wedding is held at Westminster Abbey, in great ceremony, and the Princess ...
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“Darkest Hour” shows Winston Churchill in his finest one

MyAJC (blog) - 06 Dec 2017
The profligate Churchill, not quite the souse the film suggests, was indeed frequently low on funds, but was Clemmie really discussing their straits in front of mixed company? And President Franklin D. Roosevelt, appearing only as a voice on a scratchy ...
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Harold Drayton's An Accidental Life: A Review

Stabroek News - 18 Dec 2017
Harold Drayton's extensive memoir An Accidental Life, published by Hansib Publications Ltd. (it comes in at 911 pages), luxuriates in rich detail from his career within a uniquely Caribbean context, specifically British Guiana, which assumed the name ...
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Readers sound off on Roy Moore, Israel and the Giants

New York Daily News - 14 Dec 2017
Millburn, N.J.: My cup runneth over. A New Jersey citizen's victory and thank you speech to Alabama: I would like to thank the state of Alabama for carrying our country on your backs Tuesday and pointing us toward humanity, fairness and peace. I thank ...
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How the Duke of Edinburgh became the Queen's 'strength and stay'

Telegraph.co.uk - 20 Nov 2017
The Queen accepted the advice of Prime Minister Winston Churchill that the royal family should retain her family name, Windsor, rather than take the Duke's Mountbatten surname. The decision was much to the chagrin of the Duke, who complained to friends ...
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Holiday movie guide: What's coming to theaters for the rest of 2017

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 22 Nov 2017
"Ferdinand": Animated take on the beloved children's story "Ferdinand the Bull," with wrestler-actor John Cena as the voice of the title bovine. "The Shape of Water": Guillermo del Toro's tender fable about a mute woman, played by Oscar contender Sally ...
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This British movie invasion is just the worst

LA Daily News - 24 Nov 2017
The depictions of new Prime Minister Winston Churchill's internecine, Dunkirk Period battles with surrender-happy members of his own party are fascinating, and Churchill's personal doubts about negotiating with his longtime bete noir Adolf Hitler ...
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Mighty Trains, Walkable City, Alexa

The Rhino TImes (satire) - 14 Dec 2017
When he does come, he'll bring his wife and children, since he has married while waiting for our “chain migration” system to grind along. Do you get the picture? Those family members are not simply hopping on a plane and coming here as soon as a ...
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Swastika name under fire again

Northern Daily News - 28 Nov 2017
There have been periodic suggestions that Swastika change its name, most notably during the Second World War, when the provincial government insisted local residents adopt a different name, preferably Winston in honour of British Prime Minister Winston ...
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Remembering Elsie Inglis at Westminster

The Edinburgh Reporter - 29 Nov 2017
However, it is hardly the heights that Winston Churchill predicted when he said: “The record of their work, lit up by the fame of Dr Inglis, will shine in history.” “I am not going to go over all Elsie Inglis's achievements—those have been ably ...

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