Library of Parliament Exhibition of Some Chicken! Some Neck! Speech Pages

March 26, 2013
Six of the 22 pages of the actual text used by Churchill to deliver his "Some chicken! Some neck!" speech in the Canadian House of Commons on December 30, 1941 were displayed in the Library of Parliament in the Spring of 2012. (While relatively unobtrusive, the pages of that speaking text can be seen in Churchill's left-hand suit jacket pocket in the iconic Karsh portrait of the Prime Minister taken following his address to Parliament.) The opening of the Exhibition was hosted by the Hon. Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, on March 26, and Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre (at Churchill College, Cambridge University) was on hand to introduce the display. The British High Commissioner Andrew Pocock and Mrs. Julie Pocock, Members of Parliament, and members of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa were present for the occasion.