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Image: President Harry S Truman to Winston Churchill, July 10, 1948
President Harry S Truman to Winston Churchill, July 10, 1948
The personal rapport between Truman and Churchill after Fulton was very close. They often exchanged handwritten letters and addressed one another as Harry and Winston. In this letter, written to thank Churchill for his gift of the first volume of his war memoirs, Truman refers to his election campaign as a "terrible political ‘trial by fire'." He mentions the defeat of Nazism and fascism and talks of Communism as the "next great problem."
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Holograph letter. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (261)

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July 10, 1948

The White House


My dear Winston:-

I was deeply touched by your good letter of June 7. I am going through a terrible political "trial by fire." Too bad it must happen at this time.

Your great country and mine are founded on the fact that the people have the right to express themselves on their leaders, no matter what the crisis.

Your note accompanying "The Gathering Storm" is highly appreciated and I have made it a part of the book.

We are in the midst of grave and trying times. You can look with satifaction upon your great contribution to the overthrow of Nazism & Fascism in the World.

"Communism" - so called is our next great problem. I hope we can solve it without the "blood and tears" the other two cost.

May God bless and protect you.

Ever sincerely your friend

Harry S. Truman

Thanks a million for the Gathering Storm
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