Bundles for a Briton

When the U.S. people like a man, they show it, and they like Winston Churchill. They are showing it by sending him letters, telegrams—and presents.

In the halls of the British Embassy the presents piled up: crates of eggs, of oranges, mince pies, pecans, a box of onions, a bag of lima beans, two bottles of Napoleon brandy, 5,000 cigars, a set of corncob pipes, catnip for the Churchill cat, a field hat worn by Prince Otto von Bismarck, a wool afghan, a Shriner's hat, silk scarves, gloves, ties, socks, a sweater, a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!