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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
Associated Press. Rain-spattered Churchill Gazes at Statue, 1946
Arriving at the Virginia state capitol during a rainstorm, Churchill paused in the Rotunda to view a statue of George Washington, in whose armies some of Churchill's ancestors had fought during the American Revolution. Speaking to the Virginia General Assembly, Churchill repeated the call he had made earlier in his "Iron Curtain" speech: "Above all, among the English-speaking peoples, there must be the union of hearts based upon conviction and common ideals. That is what I offer. That is what I seek."

Object Details:
Copyprint. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (253)


Related Theme:
Visits to America
Image: Associated Press. Rain-spattered Churchill Gazes at Statue, 1946
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