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Wartime leader's birthday remembered

Published: Friday 14th of November 2008

One of London's top attractions is to host a series of free talks commemorating the birth of a 20th century British icon.

Sir Winston Churchill lead Britain through one of its darkest hours - the Second World War – and his birth on November 30th 1874 is to be marked at the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms.

Beginning at noon with Churchill's Finest Hour?, the series of lectures will explore different areas of the great leader's life and work.

One of the highlights will be the discussion of the role Churchill had to play in the build-up to the historic D-Day landings, which in effect saved the lives of thousands of men fighting the Nazis in northern France.

After his death in 1965, Winston Churchill was given the first state funeral for a non-royal family member since 1914.

LondonPass holders can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms for free, with adults saving £12.

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