The Library of CongressExhibitionsChurchill Exhibition
Churchill and the Great Republic
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INTRODUCTION
TIMELINE
THEMES
  Forebears and Family
Warrior for Empire
Visits to America
American Presidents
The Communicator
The Politician
World War II
Cold Warrior
The Long Sunset
OBJECTS
Boer "Wanted" poster in Dutch, with translation
Churchill won international fame with a price on his head. On the night of December 12, 1899, the twenty-five-year-old war correspondent escaped from Boer captivity by climbing over the wall of the States Model School in Pretoria, where he was held prisoner. A reward of £25 was issued for his recapture. A description circulated by the Boer authorities noted that he could not speak a word of Dutch. Despite this, and after some adventures, Churchill made it to safety.

Object Details:
On loan from the National Trust, Chartwell, UK. (25)


Related Theme:
Warrior for Empire
Image: Boer "Wanted" poster in Dutch, with translation
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