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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
Winston Churchill to Neville Chamberlain, October 1, 1939
Britain and France declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939. On the same day, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain brought Churchill back into government as First Lord of the Admiralty. Churchill threw himself tirelessly into all aspects of war policy and direction. This letter, written to his chief during a prolonged lull in the ground action known as the "Phony War," shows his aggressive approach.

Object Details:
Typescript letter with manuscript annotations. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (98)© Crown copyright 1939, Archival Reference # CHAR 19/2C/303


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The Politician
Image: Winston Churchill to Neville Chamberlain, October 1, 1939
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