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- Taken by
- Kevin G Saunders
- Explore score
- 0.89 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Mar 21, 2013
- Date taken
- Aug 23, 2012
Rollei X-Act2 View Camera
- architectural, fine art
My alma mater is Westminster College, Fulton MO. This image is significant for a number of reasons.
Nine months after Sir Winston Churchill failed to be reelected as Britain's Prime Minister, Churchill traveled by train with President Harry Truman to make a speech. On March 5, 1946, at the request of Westminster College in the small Missouri town of Fulton (population of 7,000), Churchill gave his now famous "Iron Curtain" speech to a crowd of 40,000. In addition to accepting an honorary degree from the college, Churchill made one of his most famous post-war speeches. See history1900s.about.com/od/churchillwinston/a/Iron-Curtain.htm
The National Churchill Museum www.nationalchurchillmuseum.org / sits under the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, dating from the 12th Century. Iw was bombed in World War II and was brought to Wesminster and lovingly restored in the 1960's.
Breakthrough - The Cold War Memorial
One year after the November 9, 1989, fall of the Berlin Wall, President Ronald Reagan dedicated Breakthrough, an 11-foot-high by 32-foot-long structure sculpted from 8 sections of the Berlin Wall by artist Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, as the centerpiece of the Cold War Memorial on the Westminster campus. Visitors may view Breakthrough on Latshaw Plaza adjacent to the Churchill Memorial. See www.westminster-mo.edu/explore/aboutus/Pages/Monuments.aspx
This image is 120 x 82 inches at 300 DPI and is available as a fine art print in color and in sepia toned black and white.