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by Charles
Sun 20 May, 2018 16:52:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Bronze Star
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: DW Bronze Star

Thanks Darren, Always good to know people read and appreciate the updates. I know you love the Museum as much as I do and I was really pleased to find that letter. Not that I didn’t believe DW had been awarded the Bronze Star but more that it proved it. I too wonder where the Bronze Star is. It may ...
by Charles
Tue 10 Apr, 2018 09:26:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chistopher Lee's copy of TDRO up for auction
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Chistopher Lee's copy of TDRO up for auction

If any of you are feeling rich, you can now buy Christopher Lee’s copy of ‘The Devil Rides Out’ for 1/3 off - Henry Southerans have recently, according to the internet, reduced the price down to £20,000.

If any of you buy it, do please show it to me !

Best as always !
by Charles
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 22:40:22
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Churchill - Darkest Hour
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Churchill - Darkest Hour

I forgot to mention that - far later than I should have - I took my family to see the above last weekend. What a performance by Gary Oldman, and what a riveting telling of the story. It was wonderful to think that as the action began Joan Wheatley was at the same time telling Capt. Hubert Stringer t...
by Charles
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 00:01:25
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anthony Lejeune
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Anthony Lejeune

Thanks to Steve Whatley for pointing out to me that one of Dennis Wheatley's close friends, the journalist and author Anthony Lejeune, died on 3rd March, aged 89. His obituary was published in The Daily Telegraph on 8th March. For many years Lejeune wrote an excellent column in the Sunday Telegraph ...
by Charles
Mon 5 Mar, 2018 20:27:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 London Field Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Re: The 2018 London Field Trip

Dear All, With many thanks to my very capable and hard working co-organisers, the lunch at Rules in one of their private dining rooms (Rule is where DW used to get the 'bigwigs' drunk in WWII), the visit to Churchill's War Rooms and the evening champagne reception in a Library off Carlton House Terr...
by Charles
Fri 2 Mar, 2018 09:38:07
Forum: Collectors' Corner
Topic: Books not (?) from DW's Library
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Books not (?) from DW's Library

Dear All, As dedicated collectors we all see from time to time books apparently signed by DW where the signature looks decidedly 'dodgy' ... but fortunately we don't see too many of these because (a) DW is still quite a niche market, and (b) prices still tend to be, at least for most items, relative...
by Charles
Thu 15 Feb, 2018 20:30:05
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: I'm new

Dear Jimmy,

You are indeed not a bot, and a very warm welcome to the forum !

Kind regards !
by Charles
Tue 30 Jan, 2018 21:24:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 London Field Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Re: The 2018 London Field Trip

Dear All, As some of you will have learned by email, we have tentatively set a date for the Field Trip - Saturday 5th May. We are intending to include at a minimum a visit to Simon Aron's house in 'The Devil Rides Out' and a trip to the Cabinet War Rooms (where DW served in WW2), and we are hoping t...
by Charles
Tue 9 Jan, 2018 03:25:36
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Birthday Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Birthday Greetings

Reading it in a taxi in Bangkok on the way to the airport en route back to London, I thought the Telegraph article was quite good !
At least they gave DW quite a lot of space, and got almost all of their facts right !
Happy Birthday Dennis !
by Charles
Sat 2 Dec, 2017 09:17:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2017 Convention
Replies: 18
Views: 4860

Re: The 2017 Convention

Hi Brightspice,

Any chance you can take a photo of the bottle and send it to me ?

I'd love a photo for the Convention Report !

'A permanent reminder' ... does that mean you won't ever drink it ? :D

Best wishes to all !
by Charles
Mon 13 Nov, 2017 21:21:20
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Best post of the year award - results
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Best post of the year award - results

This year we instituted a prize for the best post of the year. Hopefully it isn't premature (if it is, I'll lose a second bottle of wine !), but at the Convention we awarded it to shanedwyer for his 'I may be a delicate-looking man ...' post. Second time he's won in a row. Not bad, S; not bad at all...
by Charles
Mon 13 Nov, 2017 21:14:42
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 London Field Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Re: The 2018 London Field Trip

Incidentally I see this is my 500th post. I think I'll celebrate :-)
by Charles
Mon 13 Nov, 2017 21:12:57
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 London Field Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

The 2018 London Field Trip

Dear All, As those of you who were at the recent Convention will be aware, we are planning to do a London Field Trip in the Spring / Summer of 2018. Please let me know if you are interested ... and if you are what dates would suit / not suit .... and what you would like to see ... The plan is to end...
by Charles
Mon 13 Nov, 2017 21:08:48
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 Convention
Replies: 0
Views: 963

The 2018 Convention

Dear All, We are fresh back from the 2017 Convention and it's time to start planning for the 2018 Convention ! Please sharpen your pencils and put the date in your (electronic ?) diaries ... the 2018 Convention will be held on Friday / Saturday 12th / 13th October 2018 ... and of course at Elstree. ...
by Charles
Mon 13 Nov, 2017 21:06:04
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2017 Convention
Replies: 18
Views: 4860

Re: The 2017 Convention

A truly great Convention ... one of the very best in my opinion.

Thank you to all who make it possible !

...and incidentally, I've just created a Chat on the 2018 Convention ...

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