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Churchill and the Great Republic
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Image: Winston Churchill addressing U.S. Congress, December 26, 1941
Winston Churchill addressing U.S. Congress, December 26, 1941
Addressing Congress on December 26, 1941, Churchill won over his audience by telling them, "I cannot help reflecting that if my father had been American and my mother British, instead of the other way round, I might have got here on my own." He added that the distressing pattern of recent events might persist for an extended period: "Many disappointments and unpleasant surprises await us." Shortly after the speech he suffered a mild heart attack, a diagnosis that his personal doctor concealed from everyone, including Churchill himself.
Object Details:
Photograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (150)
Repro. # LC-USZ62-51496


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