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Happy Hour: The Kindertransport to Britain with Holly Mandelkern

February 28 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Livestream
United States

From December 1938 until the start of WWII, the Kindertransport operation brought 10,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia to Britain. Leaving their parents and homes behind, the children would face many challenges and responsibilities in a new country. This endeavor required…

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Happy Hour: The Remarkable Tommy Lascelles with Terry Mulchahey

March 20 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm
Livestream
United States

Alan Frederick “Tommy” Lascelles had a remarkable career serving four sovereigns of Great Britain from George V to Queen Elizabeth II in the role of Private Secretary or Assistant Private Secretary. From the death of a monarch, through the abdication of another, World War II, the death of a seco…

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Happy Hour: Winston Churchill and the United States of America with Timothy Riley

April 9 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Livestream
United States

On April 9, 1963, President Kennedy signed a House Resolution proclaiming Sir Winston Churchill an Honorary Citizen of the United States. This program will examine and explore Churchill’s life-long admiration for America and his belief that a “special relationship” between Britain and the United Sta…

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