Winston Churchill: Iron Curtain Speech

(1946)

Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech, officially titled “The Sinews of Peace,” was one of the former British prime minister's greatest speeches. The address was delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, on March 5, 1946, just ten months after the end of World War II in Europe and seven months after the peace in the Pacific. As soldiers returned home from Europe and the Pacific in 1945 and 1946, often to devastation in their own home countries, there seemed to be even more hope than in 1919, after World War I, that a lasting world peace was at hand. Most of...

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