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Sir Winston Churchill to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, November 12, 1953
In December 1953 President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Churchill, and French Premier Joseph Laniel met for an international summit in Bermuda. This was Churchill's brainchild and reflected his preference for face-to-face talks on big issues. In the aftermath of Stalin's death, and in light of the development of the hydrogen bomb, Churchill wanted Eisenhower to consider a meeting with the new Soviet leadership. Churchill's hopes, thwarted by Eisenhower until after Churchill's retirement, are touched on in this telegram.

Object Details:
Telegram. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (288.1)
© Crown copyright 1953, Archival Reference # CHUR 6/3A/83


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The Politician
Cold Warrior
Image: Sir Winston Churchill to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, November 12, 1953
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