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Image: King George VI to Winston Churchill, July 25, 1941
King George VI to Winston Churchill, July 25, 1941
In this letter King George VI grants permission for his Prime Minister to leave the country in order to attend a secret meeting with President Roosevelt off the coast of Newfoundland. The journey by sea to the Atlantic meeting was clearly dangerous, and measures had to be put in place to provide for continued government during Churchill's absence and in case of his failure to return.
Object Details:
Signed typescript letter. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (126)

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