I am not making this up. I do, however, suspect it is only Winston Churchill Day in the U.S. because today is the day Churchill was made an honorary citizen. [Quiz: who else has been made an honorary citizen? Also: did you know we made people honorary citizens? I'll put the answer to the first question in the comments tomorrow; my answer to the first question is, "I had no idea."]
Winston Churchill himself is more real and immediate to me as I am finishing up Troublesome Young Men. In my reading life, as far as I'm concerned Chamberlain is still Prime Minister and I am worried SICK about England. Why they didn't make Churchill P.M. long since I do not know. Plus Chamberlain's folks are trying to pin the Norway debacle on Churchill who is First Lord of the Admiralty. I am quite certain that Britain is going to get creamed.
No, don't tell me what happens. I'm just glad to know that Churchill made it safely to the U.S. after Hitler invaded and that we allowed him to stay, probably in some very kindly rehab unit.
I'll report when I finish the book. As you can guess, I'm enjoying it a lot; it's quite engrossing.