The Iron Curtain Speech
On March 5, 1946, the English statesman Sir Winston Churchill delivered a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Entitled “The Sinews of Peace,” the speech is most famous for Churchill’s description of Soviet Russia as an “iron curtain” descending across Europe.
- Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States
Located in Fulton on the Westminster College campus. Also includes a Cold War memorial featuring pieces from the Berlin Wall.
- American Rhetoric: Winston Churchill - The Sinews of Peace
Provides the full text and audio of the speech as well as a five minute video excerpt.
- 60th Anniversary of Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech – C-SPAN Video Library
Video of the ceremony from March 3, 2006 at Westminster College in Fulton.
- Columbia American History Online: Stalin's Interview on Churchill
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's response to Churchill's speech.
- Gale Biography in Context
Search for Winston Churchill. Requires a DBRL library card..
- The Churchill Centre and Museum – Why Study Winston Churchill?
This website, created by the London museum, is dedicated to the study of Winston Churchill and includes an extensive biography, family genealogy and the text of many of his speeches.
- Churchill and the Great Republic
Examines the life and career of Winston Churchill and emphasized his lifelong links with the United States, which he called "the great Republic."
- Churchill: PBS
Information about Churchill and a timeline of events.
Online Research and Resources
- Academic Search Elite
Search forWinston Churchill.
- MasterFILE Premier - Churchill, Winston
A DBRL library card required.
- New York Times Topics: Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
Collection of articles discussing Churchill from The New York Times archives.
- Churchill College: Churchill Archives Centre
Home to over 570 collections of Churchill's personal papers and archives. Provides an online catalog to search the Churchill papers, a biography and image gallery.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Library: Great Britain Diplomatic Files
Digital archive of original documents to and from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Three collections focused specifically on Churchill can be found about halfway down the page.
Resources in the DBRL Collection
- View a select list of books related to Churchill in America.
- Browse DBRL's wide variety of books, DVDs, audiobooks and other resources covering many aspects of Winston Churchill’s life.