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By Edward Achorn
The above picture is of yours truly on a raw day in London three springs ago, posing with the statue of Winston Churchill on the northeast corner of Parliament Square.
Churchill chose the site in the 1950s, though the statue was not installed until 1973, eight years after his death. It overlooks the Houses of Parliament, where Churchill played an immense role in his country’s life, and survival, rising to prime minister at its darkest hour, in May 1940, as Adolf Hitler prepared to snuff out Britain and control the European continent.
The statue, which depicts Churchill with a walking stick and in a greatcoat, is based on a famous photograph of the prime minister inspecting the Chamber of the House of the Commons after German bombers had destroyed it on the night of May 10-11, 1941.
That was 79 years ago last night.
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