National Affairs: Unity Reforging

The great man, bearing his 77 history laden years with impassive dignity, walked slowly through the standing, clapping U.S. Congressmen. He had aged, of course, but Winston Churchill seemed hardly a shade less pink-cheeked, rocklike and John Bullish than when he spoke before the House and Senate during World War II. In 1941, just after Pearl Harbor, his mood had been one of sober yet shining elation: ". . . Best tidings of all, the United States, united as never before, has drawn the sword for freedom and cast away the scabbard." In 1943, after the victory in North Africa, he...

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