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Find the answers in Sir Martin’s Indexes

One of the exciting features of the website is the inclusion of the Indexes of Sir Martin’s core books.  He always took great pleasure in compiling these itemised indexes himself – writing them on index cards:  now they are available here on their associated book pages. Interested in the context

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Finest Hour: The Journal of Winston Churchill

“Finest Hour, The Journal for Winston Churchill” paid tribute to Sir Martin; dedicating their autumn issue, October 2014 in his honour. Richard Langworth, the editor writes : This is my last issue of “Finest Hour”. There is no better way to complete my work of forty years than with these

Lady Gilbert and The Right Honourable Gordon Brown, unveiling the Library Plaque, 6 May 2014.

Sir Martin Gilbert Library, Highgate School

 The Sir Martin Gilbert Library at Highgate School, London 6 May 2014 Highgate School honours Sir Martin, a former Highgate pupil. Officially opened by the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Gordon Brown on Tuesday 6th May 2014. Guests of honour included the Israeli Ambassador to the Court of St James,

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Sir Martin and Me

Where What When.Com  March 17, 2015,  Avinoam Miller Editor’s Note: Last month, one of the world’s leading historians, Sir Martin Gilbert of London, passed away. Gilbert (1936-2015), author of about 90 books, was not only a leading historian, he was a Jewish historian. That is, he was a historian who happened

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Why Study Churchill?

Churchill for today, Teaching the Next Generation: Finest Hour 73, Winter 1991-92. “Why study Churchill?” I am often asked. “Surely he has nothing to say to us today?” Yet in my own work, as I open file after file of Churchill’s archive, from his entry into Government in 1905 to

Sir Martin’s “Regrets”

From The Book of Regrets Compiled by Juliet Solomon as a fundraiser for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery JR Books Ltd 2007 Having been fortunate in my life as a historian, writing the books I wanted to write and lecturing about my work to audiences worldwide, I have no regrets

Wallenberg and Vrba-Wetzler Report

The impact of the Vrba-Wetzler Report of June 1944 and Raoul Wallenberg’s mission to Budapest, July 1944.   As told to and quoted by Robin Vrba, Jewish Heritage Museum, New York, 6 May 2012 Introductory talk to Holocaust educators. The direct link between Rudi’s Report and Wallenberg was not through Sweden, but

Churchill and Power

Published in Churchillians  By-The-Bay. Quarterly E-Newsletter, Second Quarter, 2009. Volume 1, Number 2 – Became Glow-worm No one had more power – on paper at least – than Winston Churchill. On 10 May 1940, having become Prime Minister, he appointed himself Minister of Defence. He made up his government from all three

Churchill and Enigma

Sir Martin writes: On 25 and 26 July 1939, five weeks before the outbreak of the Second World War – and while Churchill was still in opposition to the government of the day, in his tenth year in the political wilderness – senior Polish Intelligence officers in Warsaw handed over

Bombing Auschwitz: Fact & Myth

2005 Sir Martin writes: From the summer of 1942 until the spring of 1944 more than a million Jews were deported to Auschwitz, where they were either murdered upon arrival, or used as slave labourers. Throughout that period, the destination of the hundreds of deportations from France, Holland, Belgium, Germany,