|Winston Churchill to Anthony Eden, December 10, 1941
This telegram, sent to Anthony Eden, the British Foreign Secretary, who was in Moscow, captures the ambiguous nature of Churchill's reaction to Pearl Harbor. He saw the military disaster for America and the threat to British colonies throughout the Far East. Yet he also correctly anticipated that the ensuing German declaration of war against the United States would bring America into the conflict in Europe. At this critical juncture, Churchill planned to visit Washington, D.C.
Telegram. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (142)
© Crown copyright 1941, Archival Reference # CHAR 20/46/6
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