United States/England

Churchill’s Finest Hour: A Transatlantic Voyage on QM2

The Russians nicknamed him the “British Bulldog.” Learn about Winston Churchill’s fighting spirit as you study his life and work on a Transatlantic voyage aboard the QM2.
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Program No. 23191RJ
13 days
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“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’” A leader who brought hope to England during its darkest times, Winston Churchill may very well be one of the most admired, controversial and inspirational politicians of the modern era. Study Churchill’s life and career on a transatlantic voyage from New York City to Southampton, England, and delve further into his legacy during expert-led field trips to his home, Westminster and more.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking 2-3 miles daily on field trips; paved streets with some cobblestones, gravel paths, grass lawns. Extent of walking and other activities aboard ship according to personal preference.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join experts on board the QM2 for insightful lectures into the political and military career of Winston Churchill, including his roles during the Boer War, Gallipoli and World War II.
  • Trace Churchill’s life during field trips to his birthplace at Blenheim Palace, his beloved home of Chartwell, and St. Martin’s Church in Bladon where he was buried.
  • Gain a sense of Churchill’s “finest hours” as you explore the Churchill War Rooms and Museum, Westminster and the Imperial War Museum.
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Spencer Jones
Dr. Spencer Jones is a senior lecturer in armed forces and war studies at the University of Wolverhampton, and currently serves as regimental historian of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. His interest in history focuses on the British Army, the Boer War and the First World War. He is the author of several books, including “From Boer War to World War: Tactical Reform of the British Army 1902-1914” and “Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914.”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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