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Winston Churchill car accident that could have changed history...



Item # 648218

December 14, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 14, 1931

* Winston Churchill hit by car in Manhattan
* Accident that could have changed the World


The front page has a one column heading: "CHURCHILL INJURED BY AUTO IN 5TH AV." with subheads. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.



source: The Churchill Centre: Winston Churchill's near-death accident when he was hit by a car in New York City in 1931 is well known, not least through his own writing about it. ("My New York Misadventure," Finest Hour 136, Autumn 2007). Far less known is that Hitler was also nearly killed by a car the very same year, in Munich. On what slender threads the fate of nations turns!

Category: The 20th Century

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