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This cartoon depicts Uncle Sam as a waiter bearing war materiel to waiting diners, including Churchill, Stalin, and General Douglas MacArthur, the American commander in the southwest Pacific. George Scarbo. Many children were sent away from British cities and other target areas to escape German bombing raids.
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This photograph of the Prime Minister's twenty-month-old grandson and namesake, Winston S. Churchill, who spent his time in the country, while he was in London visiting his mother, Pamela Digby Churchill. A Chip Off the Old Block , Not everyone in the United States saw eye-to-eye with Churchill. This anonymous letter was sent to him at the White House during his visit in June The postmark is Denver, Colorado. Anonymous note to Winston Churchill, with envelope, postmarked June 21, Wartime shortages and commodities rationing in Great Britain were occasionally alleviated by friendly Americans.
The glorious ham! Words fail me. Clementine Churchill to W. Averell Harriman, June 30, This message from Churchill to U.
Army Chief of Staff George Marshall illustrates his innovative leadership style and his tendency to tell others how to do their jobs. In Churchill's third paragraph he advises the Americans to deal with shipping shortages by first limiting the number of vehicles to be sent from the United States, and then adjusting other variables to that figure. Cypher telegram. Manuscript Division , Library of Congress In August , as the Soviets were fighting for their lives before Stalingrad, Churchill flew to Moscow to tell Stalin that there would be no Second Front in Western Europe that year to draw off German forces.
The deafening noise of the bomber in which they were riding forced Churchill and Harriman to communicate by passing pencilled notes to each other. Winston Churchill and W. Averell Harriman, August 12, Pencil notes. Originally appeared in Atlantic Monthly. Edward Sorel. Pastel drawing. The August meetings between Stalin and Churchill did not always go smoothly. Berating the British for their failure to come to grips with the Germans, Stalin said that British soldiers would lose their fear as soon as they started to fight.
Furious, Churchill replied that he would pardon Stalin's remarks only on account of the bravery of the Russian army. Impressed with Churchill's spirit, Stalin mellowed, and the conference ended on a cordial note. Office of War Information. Churchill and Stalin in Moscow , Shown here is the noisy B Liberator medium bomber in which Churchill and Averell Harriman traveled to and from Moscow to meet Stalin.
It was on this plane that two men passed the scribbled notes as a means of communication. B Liberator, Averell Harriman, August 16, Late in November , Churchill addressed a worldwide radio audience. Sound reel. The drawing appeared in the January 10, , issue of the New Yorker. Winston Churchill , Pen and ink. Originally published in The New Yorker. Prints and Photographs Division , Library of Congress 2. Harry Hopkins to Winston Churchill, November 29, Typescript of telegram.
In December U. Army Chief of Staff George Marshall, acting on a suggestion from General Dwight Eisenhower, sent identical fifty-inch, pound globes to Churchill and Roosevelt as Christmas presents.
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During the war it was especially useful to Roosevelt, Churchill, and others for gauging relative distances over water, a crucial factor in allocating scarce shipping resources while planning grand strategy. Capitol Building. United States Office of Strategic Services. Fifty-inch military globe. Chicago Heights, Illinois: Weber Costello, Geography and Map Division , Library of Congress 1. President Roosevelt and his globe, London: Imago Mundi, Ltd. General Collections , Library of Congress 1. Members would autograph currency notes for the new members, who were then obliged to carry these keepsakes with them at all times.
Averell Harriman's ten-shilling note bears signatures obtained at the January meeting in Casablanca. Bank of England currency note. Roosevelt and Churchill are shown here, at the end of the Casablanca Conference, as they announce to the press that the Allies would accept only the unconditional surrender of their enemies as the war's outcome. Churchill was never entirely comfortable with this decision, which some would blame for prolonging the war. Army Signal Corps. Casablanca Conference, At the Casablanca Conference January , Churchill and Roosevelt decided to continue with operations in the Mediterranean once they had driven the Germans and Italians out of North Africa.
This map, drawn by Richard Edes Harrison and published in Fortune magazine, depicts the physical obstacles inherent in such an approach. Richard Edes Harrison.
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Search GO. Pearl Harbor! Severing Ties This anti-Allied cartoon wishfully envisions the forcible destruction of the American-British alliance. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress Summarizing the War Most of Churchill's December 26, , speech to Congress was an attempt to summarize the course of the war thus far—from a British viewpoint. United Nations Shipping and the Battle of the Atlantic Unable to bomb Churchill's Britain into submission or to invade and conquer the island, Adolf Hitler attempted to cut the British merchant-shipping lifeline with submarines.
American Interference in India The degree to which Churchill resented American interference in India is indicated by this internal British government telegram, sent by the Prime Minister to Sir Stafford Cripps and to the Viceroy and the commander-in-chief in India.
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