This Day in Churchillian History: May 9th

Lost in the shadow of VE Day (May 8th) May 9th also marks a momentous time in Churchill’s life, his final visit to America.


Churchill arriving in Washington, DC

56 years ago Lord Moran, Churchill’s doctor, wrote in his journal about Churchill’s trip and how “Winston spoke of Ike [President Dwight D. Eisenhower] as a ‘real friend.'”


Ike (left) greeting Churchill (right)

A video of the occasion shows Ike greeting Churchill upon his arrival to the States and Churchill addressing a crowd of onlookers. Winston described how he was “most happy once again to step foot in the United States…[his] mothers country.”


Churchill addressing a crowd at the airport


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