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Winston Churchill

World War II Political Leaders

Winston Churchill

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Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) served as Prime Minister of Britain from 1940-1945 and again from 1951-1955.

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  • Madame Chiang Kai-Shek Addresses Congress
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    On February 18, 1943, China's first lady, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, delivers a speech before the House and the Senate appealing to the U.S. Congress to provide aid for the Nationalists in their struggle against Japan and the Chinese Communists.

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  • Truman Threatens Japan With Atomic Attacks
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  • Truman Announces Japan's Surrender
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  • Douglas MacArthur Receives the Japanese Surrender
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    On September 2, 1945, aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, World War II comes to a close when Japanese officials sign the unconditional surrender. Gen. Douglas MacArthur presides over the signing and delivers a short speech on the momentous occasion.

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  • Adolf Hitler on the Sudetenland Crisis
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  • J. Edgar Hoover on War Preparedness
    J. Edgar Hoover on War Preparedness

    Audio Clip (2:06)

    In a September 1940 address to the American Legion, J. Edgar Hoover, the director of the FBI, warns of the growing threat of subversive forces in the United States.

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  • Cordell Hull on Need for Strong National Defense
    Cordell Hull on Need for Strong National Defense

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