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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
President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Sir Winston Churchill, May 26, 1959
In May 1959, at the age of eighty-four, Churchill returned to the United States as a personal guest of President Eisenhower. He crossed the Atlantic by jet plane, was entertained at the White House, and flew with the President by helicopter to Gettysburg where Churchill viewed the Civil War battlefield, about which he had written, from the air. It was all a far cry from the steamships and carriages of his first American visit.

Object Details:
Typescript letter with signature. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (303)


Related Theme:
Visits to America
Image: President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Sir Winston Churchill, May 26, 1959
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