Churchill conference set at N.O. museum

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 21, 2013 at 9:46 am •  Published: April 21, 2013
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National WWII Museum's Churchill Symposium is set for May 18 and will feature discussions with historians and authors.

The symposium is a partnership of the museum and the Churchill Society of New Orleans. It focuses on the life and legacy of Winston S. Churchill, the British prime minister who rallied his country to fight against the Nazis during World War II.

Speakers include:

— Michael Shelden, author of "Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill" and a professor of English and literature at Indiana State University

— Christopher Bell, associate professor of military/naval history and modern English history at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Bell's book, "Churchill and Sea Power," explores Churchill's fascination with naval affairs

— Paul Reid, author of "The Last Lion 1940," the final volume of a trilogy begun by William Manchester

— Rob Havers, executive director of the Churchill Memorial and Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., and the author of "Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech."

The event will be held at the Museum's Stage Door Canteen, beginning with a breakfast at 7 a.m.

Tickets are $125 for Museum members and $175 for non-members.

Reservations and more information are available by calling 504-528-1944, Ext. 511.