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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
Image: Acme Telephoto. On the Campus Grounds, 1946
Acme Telephoto. On the Campus Grounds, 1946
President Harry Truman and Churchill are shown arriving in Fulton, Missouri, where Churchill gave his "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College. Many people around the world, including Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, objected to Churchill's call for a unified approach to halt communist aggression. Although Truman would later deny having had advance knowledge of the speech's controversial content, there is some evidence to indicate that he was shown a mimeographed copy while on board the train carrying them both to Missouri.
Object Details:
Copyprint. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (256)

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