29 January 2012

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On this day in 1952:

Churchill Says He Got Free Ride

LONDON, Jan. 29 (AP)--Prime Minister Churchill disclosed today that he got a free ride to the United States and back aboard the Queen Mary.

A Laborite member of the House of Commons demanded to know how much the prime minister's trip to Washington and Canada cost. Churchill replied that both he and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden traveled as guests of the Cunard Company.

A government spokesman added that overall expenses for the party of 35 who accompanied Churchill and Eden were expected to total about $41,000.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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