05 January 2009

A Special Relationship

Today in 1952, Winston Churchill arrives in New York with Sir Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon and British Foreign Secretary, to "get in touch" with President Harry S. Truman. Says Truman, "Great Britain and the Commonwealth of the United States are the closest of friends and you and I want to keep it that way." Both men agree that lasting peace is their ultimate aspiration.

British Movietone has clips of Churchill's departures and arrivals, among other interesting things. Check it out: http://www.movietone.com/N_search.cfm (dates listed for clips are for broadcast).

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