Services at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, August 10, 1941
Under the camouflage-striped guns
of the British battleship Prince of Wales--soon to
be sunk with heavy loss of life--Churchill and Roosevelt
attended Sunday services during the Atlantic Conference.
In one of the great symbolic moments of the war, military
leaders and sailors of both nations mingled together to sing
the hymns that Churchill had personally selected. He wrote
later, "Every word seemed to stir the heart. It was
a great hour to live."
Photograph. W. Averell Harriman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (130)