5 March 1946 Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” 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 this speech, Churchill said  “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.”  It was this speech, which he titled “The Sinews of Peace,” that changed the way the  West viewed the Communist eastern bloc.


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