Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Winston Churchill Society of GA meets monthly at the Dunwoody Tavern

History buffs to meet at the Dunwoody Tavern on Sat March 12th

Dunwoody, GA – The Churchill Society of Georgia announced today the first lecture for the 2011 year.

Winston Churchill has generally been painted as the single-minded, hard-driving villain behind the World War I Dardanelles / Gallipoli debacle.  Bill Fisher, Churchill scholar, historian, and VP of The Churchill Society of Georgia, ( will present the chronology and key events of this infamous episode and show how the real story is much more complicated than most know. The simplified and accepted story is much the product of political positioning of the day. So what else has changed? There are great lessons for today's decisions in this even of nearly 100 years ago.

Said Fisher, “In November 1914, First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill put forward his first plans for a naval attack on the Dardanelles, based in part on erroneous reports regarding Ottoman troop strength. He reasoned that the Royal Navy had a large number of obsolete battleships which could not be used against the German High Seas Fleet in the North Sea, but which could be made useful in Turkey, a German ally.”

Mr. Fisher is a noted speaker on the topic of Churchill, and lectures at various local colleges including: Emory, and Mercer Universities.  He will be presenting this fascinating look at this major historical event on March 12, 2011 at noon at the Dunwoody Tavern.

According to Joe Wilson, Society President, “The Winston Churchill Society of Georgia is dedicated to the continued awareness of the significant role Sir Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister played in the world during one of its most significant and difficult times.” He also mentioned that the Society holds 3 lectures per year, along with monthly meetings at the Dunwoody Tavern for one on one conversations and discussion concerning Churchill and his impact on world history. The Society welcomes anyone interested in Churchill, history and great camaraderie to join them. New members and contributors are welcome. 

Visit the Churchill Society of Georgia at .

Please join us at the Dunwoody Tavern, 5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, GA, on Saturday, March 12th, noon to 2 PM.  Lunch is available. Their website is:

For info and reservations contact Joe Wilson at (770) 391-0605.


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GaryRayBetz said...

A bit of an irony is that if Sir Winston Churchill were alive today, with his penchant for Havana cigars, he wouldn't be permitted in the Dunwoody Tavern with its smoking ban as well as the fact that Churchill wouldn't even be able to purchase his signature cigar in the States with our current embargo on Cuban cigars.

But it sounds like a very interesting program - I might just show up, but, of course, sans cigarettes or contraband Cubans.