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Item # 586396

March 5, 1946

THE TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL, Kansas, March 5, 1946

* Winston Churchill...  Iron Curtain Speech
* Fulton, Missouri (day of)

This 12 page newspaper has a one column headlines on the front page: "Truman and Churchill To Missouri" and "Former Premier Expected to Talk On 'Loan' Today"

This was the day that Winston Churchill would give his famous "Iron Curtain' speech in Fulton, Missouri.

Other news, sports, and advertisements of the day are included. This issue has some wear, but is otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Use of the term "Iron Curtain" in the context of Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe was not popularized until Churchill used it in his "Sinews of Peace" address March 5, 1946, at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri:

"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an "iron curtain" has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia; all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject, in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and in some cases increasing measure of control from Moscow.”

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