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Image: Sir Winston Churchill to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 1955
Sir Winston Churchill to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 1955
Churchill must have produced this draft for a letter to President Eisenhower on one of his last days in 10 Downing Street, as he left office on April 5, 1955. It sets out his reasons for resigning--old age and failing health--and ends with a firm statement of his belief in Anglo-American brotherhood and opposition to communism.
Object Details:
Draft typescript letter with annotations. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (292)
© Crown copyright 1955, Archival Reference # CHUR 2/217/37-38


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