30 December 2013

Sir Winston

On this day in 1951, Sir Winston Churchill, once again Prime Minister of Great Britain after losing to the opposition party in 1945--apparently the British public did not feel obliged to reward the man for getting them safely through a World War--conducted high-level diplomatic meetings aboard his favorite ship (he was particularly fond of the First Class Drawing Room). Among those taking part in the meetings were American Ambassador, Walter S. Gifford, and British Foreign Minister, Sir Anthony Eden. Churchill would remain Prime Minister until his resignation in 1955.

National Archives
The Queen Mary: The Official Pictorial History by Robert O. Maguglin & Bill M. Winberg

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