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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
Winston Churchill. Address before U.S. Congress, 1941
Most of Churchill's December 26, 1941, speech to Congress was an attempt to summarize the course of the war thus far-from a British viewpoint. His aim was to convince the American public that the wisest plan was to create an effective alliance that could win the war and preserve the peace afterwards. He added that the best war news of all was that "the United States, united as never before, have drawn the sword for freedom and cast away the scabbard."

Object Details:
Sound disc. Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum Collection, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress (151)


Related Theme:
Visits to America


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