Winston Churchill

St. Louis on the Air
4:44 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Bust Of British Leader With Mo. Ties Dedicated At U.S. Capitol

Bust of Winston Churchill dedicated October, 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Brian Naylor / NPR

British leader Sir Winston Churchill gets his share of attention in Missouri. The national museum dedicated to the prime minister who led Great Britain through World War II is located in Fulton. But this week, Churchill was the focus of bipartisan national and international attention, as Congress dedicated a bust of the leader during a ceremony in Statuary Hall.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:42 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

National Churchill Museum Introduces British Leader To New Generation

Portrait of Winston Churchill during World War II
(Courtesy Imperial War Museum via Wikimedia Commons)

Winston Churchill is famous for making political speeches, warning of political peril ahead. He warned Great Britain and the world of the dangerous rumblings coming out of Germany during the 1930s as well as when Communist Russia began to expand its reach after World War II.  At that time, Churchill warned the world of the "iron curtain" descending across Central and Eastern Europe.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:10 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Remembering Margaret Thatcher’s Missouri Visit

Margaret Thatcher
Marion S. Trikosko via Wikimedia Commons

In 1996, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visited Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, the same place where almost 50 years earlier, Winston Churchill delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech.  During her visit, Thatcher gave a speech that still has relevance today, especially in light of the continuing threat of nuclear weapons by North Korea.

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