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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
W. Averell Harriman, May 6, 1943
In May 1943 Churchill boarded the S.S. Queen Mary for a trip to the United States and another meeting with Roosevelt. At sea, Churchill told Averell Harriman of reported submarines along their course. He explained that he had arranged for a machine gun to be mounted on his life boat: "I won't be captured. The finest way to die is in the excitement of fighting the enemy. . . . You must come with me in the boat and see the fun."

Object Details:
Facsimile. W. Averell Harriman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (194)


Related Theme:
Visits to America
Image: W. Averell Harriman, May 6, 1943
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