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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
Image: Religious Services at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, August 10, 1941
Religious 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."
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Photograph. W. Averell Harriman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (130)

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