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Images: Winston Churchill to William S. Sims, March 31, 1919
Winston Churchill to William S. Sims, March 31, 1919
World War I gave Churchill his first experience of cooperation with officials from the United States on crucial matters. As Minister of Munitions, he worked with his American counterpart, Bernard M. Baruch, chairman of the War Industries Board. In this letter he tells Admiral William S. Sims, commander of American naval forces in Europe, that Anglo-American wartime cooperation formed "a clear precedent, & one which is of the highest value to the future in which such vast issues hang on unity between our two countries in ideals & in action."
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Holograph letter. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (76)© Crown copyright 1919

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The Politician
Transcript:
March 31, 1919

My dear Admiral Sims,

I cannot express too strongly my appreciation of the cordial terms in which, on laying the command of the U.S. Naval forces in European waters, you convey your recognition of the sincerity & zeal with which we have endeavored to our utmost to assist you in your momentous task.

As you say, the harmony & success of this cooperation form a new precedent, & one which is of the highest value to the future in which such vast issues hang on unity between our two countries in ideals & in action.

Your reference to myself gives me great pleasure, & I warmly reciprocate your expression of personal regard.

Believe me, with all good wishes

Yours very sincerely

Winston S. Churchill
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