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Ocean Liner Memorabilia
Historical Maritime Events
The Life and Times of Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Francis Chichester
Conquest Of The Sea On Gypsy Moth
Men Of Harlech

Harlech Castle 1468
Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill attended the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.
Graduated December 1894 and Commissioned with the Queen's Own Hussars.

Winston Churchill WWI 1916
Seated center commanding the 6th Battalion of the
Royal Scots Fusiliers

"When you are going through Hell, keep going."

Winston Churchill with his wife Lady Clementine

A spectacular assembly of Britain's bulwark.

The Royal Navy Fleet
off Spithead, Portsmouth
of over 200 warships.

Notice the barrage Defense Balloons overhead
a Royal Air Force Squadron of Bi-Planes
entering on a fly over as seen on the top right hand corner.

Original Photo 1914

King George V
On the deck of the Battleship H.M.S. Dreadnought
during the inspection of the Royal Navy Fleet.

"Rule Britannia."
"Britannia Rules The Waves"

Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty,
aboard the H.M.S. King George V

Churchill pictured here during Naval Review
Sir Winston Churchill
Prime Minister



Prime Minister during the Battle of Britain from 1940 to 1945, at war with Nazi Germany.
His speeches and radio broadcasts
helped to inspire the British people during their darkest hour.

1940 to 1941

When the British Empire stood almost alone against Adolf Hitler's war machine,
among his speeches to Parliament and the people were:

"You ask what is our aim."
"The answer is one word--Victory."
"Victory at all costs."
"Victory in spite of all terror." 
"Victory however long and hard the road may be." 
"For without victory there is no survival."

"We shall persevere."

On the 15th of August 1940, the Battle of Britain had reached a critical point,
during air raids- the Blitz and night bombings.
Sir Winston gave a tribute to pilots of the Royal Air Force Fighter Command.

"Never in the field of human conflict have so many owed so much to so few."
"We shall go on 'til the end."
"We shall fight them on the land, on the sea and in the air."
"All we ask is give us the tools and we will finish the job."
"Never, never, never give up."
"We shall defend our island nation whatever the cost may be."
"We shall fight them on the beaches, in the fields, in the streets.
We will fight them from our rooftops and in our gardens. We shall never surrender."

On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan, unprovoked, bombed Pearl Harbor
in a surprise attack.
The United States signed a Declaration of War on the Empire of Japan,
joining Britain and the Allied Forces in the war effort on all fronts.

On December 8, 1941, the British government, in unity, declared war on Japan.
WWII was at full charge.

In February, 1945, after years of war and bloodshed on all continents,
the Yalta Conference was called by the following world leaders:
Prime Minister Churchill, Great Britain
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the United States
Joseph Stalin, USSR.

The three leaders agreed to demand Germany's immediate surrender.

On the 8th of May, 1945, in Berlin, Germany officially surrendered ending the war in Europe.

"Our finest hour."

Winston Churchill, the lion's roar, had led Britain to victory.

In conclusion--in 1963, Churchill, the statesman, was made honorary citizen of the USA.

 Churchill died on the 24th of January, 1965 at the age of 90.

Churchill's Funeral Procession passes through Trafalgar Square.

After his state funeral at St. Paul's Cathedral, with full military honors,
he was buried in the family plot at Bladon, Oxfordsh

Story by Ian O Robertson

Sir Francis Chichester

On the 27th of August 1966, Sir Francis Chichester sailed his 50' ketch, Gypsy Moth, on a single-handed voyage around the world, circumnavigating on the Trade Route taken by the Clipper Ships.

He returned home to Plymouth Harbour on the 28th of May 1967
 to a hero's welcome and Royal Navy salute.

He later sailed Gypsy Moth up the Thames River to Greenwich London where he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Her majesty knighted Chichester with the same sword that Queen Elizabeth I used to knight Sir Francis Drake
aboard Drake's ship, The Golden Hind,
on the 4th of April 1581.

The Gypsy Moth at Sea

Returning home to Plymouth Harbour to a Hero's Welcome.

Sir Francis Chichester being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Story by Ian O. Robertson



Men of Harlech

The siege of Harlech Castle, Wales, 1468.

Men of Harlech onto glory
This forever be your story
Men of Harlech, Cambria calling.

"Cymru Abyth"

See the barbed steads proudly prancing,
Mid the helmets in sunlight gleaming,
with the bow and lance tips shining
Cambria heed the call.

Feel the hills and valleys shaking,
with the war cry thunder sounding,
see the foe on yonder vancing,
from the rocks and hills rebounding. 

"Cymru Abyth"

Men of Harlech on to glory,
this forever be your story,
with your banners famed in glory.

"Cymru Abyth"
"Wales Forever"

Men of Harlech adapted by Ian O Robertson, 2019

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Ian O Robertson



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