|Winston Churchill to Professor Frederick Lindemann, December 24, 1931
December 13, 1931 was an unlucky day for Churchill. He was seriously injured by a car while crossing Fifth Avenue in New York. Churchill was left bleeding and bruised and had to postpone his lecture tour. Yet he refused to accept defeat and resolved to turn the experience into a newspaper article. Here he asks his friend, Oxford University physicist Professor Frederick Lindemann, to calculate the precise force of the impact.
Facsimile of telegram. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (89)
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