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Winston Churchill to Henry R. Luce, December 6, 1956
Serious differences arose between the United Kingdom and the United States during the Suez Canal crisis of 1956. Without consulting their American allies, British forces invaded Egypt in an attempt to regain control of the waterway, which Egypt earlier had nationalized. Although publicly supportive of his government's action, Churchill privately expressed his dismay at the resulting split between the Americans and the British. This letter to publisher Henry Luce indicates his unhappiness.

Object Details:
Typed letter. Henry Luce Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (297)


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The Politician
Image: Winston Churchill to Henry R. Luce, December 6, 1956
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