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Winston Churchill to Franklin Roosevelt, October 6, 1939
In September 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt began one of the most remarkable correspondence in history by sending a personal letter to Churchill, then still First Lord of the Admiralty. Across the years the total number of messages would grow to 1,949. Although this cable was the second one that Churchill sent back to Roosevelt, its substance had been communicated in a telephone call made earlier. It concerned fears of a German plot to sink a ship filled with Americans and then to blame the incident on the British.

Object Details:
Typewritten cable. Cordell Hull Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (98.1)© Crown copyright 1939


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American Presidents
Image: Winston Churchill to Franklin Roosevelt, October 6, 1939
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