LEGENDARY LEADER SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
“Sir Winston Churchill is known for his bulldog spirit, his love of cigars, brandy and Pol Roger champagne, somewhat eccentric dress sense, and famous V for Victory salute. But Churchill was also a man with an incredible zest and curiosity for life. He played polo in India at the highest level, he learned to fly, and he strongly supported technological advancement such as the development of the tank and military aviation. Churchill painted, he traveled, he wrote, he designed the grounds and gardens of his family home Chartwell, and in later life Churchill bred racehorses. Sir Winston Churchill remains one of the greatest iconic figures of the twentieth century.”
Excerpt from The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States
Churchill’s Connection to the White House
Sir Winston Churchill did not allow any obstacle to stand in his way. He experienced great victory as well as controversy and setbacks. One of his closest relationships with a head of state was with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. They worked together to secure vital food, oil and munitions via the North Atlantic shipping routes during World War II. When President Harry Truman took office, Churchill was very supportive of Truman as well.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL AND HIS V FOR VICTORY SYMBOL
Publications of Winston Churchill
Because Churchill had been raised in an upper-class family, he had a taste for luxury. Unfortunately, his primary occupation did not provide sufficient income to satisfy this need. To supplement his income and satisfy his craving, he published many books and articles. Perhaps the most well-known of his writings were his newspaper articles published in the Evening Standard in 1936 warning the world about Adolph Hitler. In 1953, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature for the sum of his works.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) was the dutiful son of Lord Randolph Churchill, a Conservative politician and Jennie Jerome, the daughter of a New York businessman. Churchill had an admirable career path, beginning with the army, serving as a member of Parliament, Secretary of State, Prime Minister, and Minister of Defence. Queen Elizabeth II conferred upon him the high honor of Knighthood in 1953 and President John F. Kennedy conferred on him an honorary citizenship of the United States in 1963.
WINSTON CHURCHILL, A LEADER UNMOVED BY OPPOSITION
In 1908 Churchill married Clementine Ogilvy Spencer. Together they had four daughters and one son. The fourth child, Marigold, died from an exacerbated illness when she was only two-years-old. Churchill was known to dislike the typical ramblings of small children. He would instruct them to speak clearly, causing them to rehearse their communications before approaching him.
“...I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty...we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our island home... Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous states have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo..., we shall not flag or fail.
We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender...”
Sir Winston Churchill's address to Parliament on June 4, 1940
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL'S LOVE FOR CIGARS IS WELL KNOWN - THIS RARE PIECE IS INCLUDED IN THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION
Raleigh DeGeer Amyx was fortunate to have become acquainted with Nurse Thomson who was Winston Churchill’s private nurse. Sir Winston Churchill's cigars were personalized with a gold cigar band that reads “Churchill” and are individually encased. It is indeed rare to find such a personal possession of such an important historical figure. Raleigh DeGeer Amyx is proud to include this in his collection of museum-quality artifacts.
RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX - HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR OF HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA
Mr. Amyx has been an avid historian and collector for much of his life. His extensive collection is known throughout the world. The knowledge he has acquired has been called upon by the highest industry and government officials. If you would like to discuss historically significant artifacts with Mr. Amyx make an effort to reach out to him.