Raymond Seitz

The Greatest Showmen

Franklin and Winston: A Portrait of Friendship


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WHAT A MOMENT it must have been. The Washington Star called it ‘electric’. Alistair Cooke, who was there, said it was ‘terribly exciting’. Behind the cluttered desk in the Oval Office were seated the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Barely two weeks had passed since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. America was in the war now and Britain’s lonely struggle was no longer lonely.

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