Iron Curtain Speech

A portion of Winston Churchill’s “Sinews of Peace” speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. was played. This speech is often regarded as the most… read more

A portion of Winston Churchill’s “Sinews of Peace” speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. was played.

This speech is often regarded as the most important Churchill delivered as Leader of the Opposition (1945-1951). It contains certain phrases “the special relationship,” "the sinews of peace"-which at once entered into general use, and which have survived. But it is the passage on “the iron curtain” which attracted immediate international attention, and had incalculable impact upon public opinion in the United States and in Western Europe. Russian historians date the beginning of the Cold War from this speech

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Program ID:
191439-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Fulton, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Mar 01, 2006 | 10:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Mar 06, 2006 | 7:53am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Mar 01, 2006 | 10:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2006 | 2:51am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2006 | 7:54am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 04, 2006 | 10:54am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 04, 2006 | 2:46pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 04, 2006 | 7:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 05, 2006 | 10:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 06, 2006 | 2:51am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 06, 2006 | 7:53am EST | C-SPAN 3