Churchill and the Great Republic
This exhibition examines the life and career
of Winston Spencer Churchill and emphasizes
his lifelong links with the United States—the
nation he called “the great Republic.” The
exhibition comes nearly forty years after the
death of Winston Churchill and sixty years
after the D-Day allied invasion of Nazi-occupied
France during World War II. It commemorates both of
On April 17, 1945, British
Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill addressed the
House of Commons on the occasion of President Franklin Roosevelt's death.
He said of his friend and ally: “In war he had raised the strength,
might and glory
of the great Republic to a height never attained by any nation in history.”
The Prime Minister's Return Journey Across the Atlantic,
August, 1941. Copyprint.
Prints and Photographs Division (127)
This exhibition and its programming were made possible by the generous support of John W. Kluge.
Additional support was provided by the Annenberg Foundation. The accompanying publication and symposia were made possible by and produced in association with The Churchill Centre, Washington, D.C.
February 5–July 10, 2004
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