Posted by: Ed Darrell | April 5, 2011

” . . .an iron curtain has descended across the continent . . .”

Truman and Churchill, Fulton, MO, March 5, 1946 -- before the Iron Curtain speech

President Harry Truman and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill rode through Fulton, Missouri, waving to crowds, just prior to Churchill's speech at Westminster College. In that speech, Churchill spoke of an "iron curtain" that had descended across Europe. Image from the Gerald Massey Collection, via Missouri SOS

Winston Churchill coined the phrase, “Iron Curtain,” in his speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, on March 5, 1946.

You may read the speech completely, and listen to an excerpt, here at The History Place.

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