‘The most powerful of the anti-colonial powers’

  • Robin Renwick


In May 1952, Churchill gave a farewell dinner at 10 Downing Street for Eisenhower, on the eve of his departure as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe to become a candidate in the US presidential election. The dinner was attended by most of the British Service Chiefs from the Second World War. Eisenhower said that, if elected, he would pay just one visit outside the United States — to Britain, to underline the special relationship. Churchill told his advisers that if Eisenhower were elected, he would have another shot at ending the Cold War by means of a meeting of the Big Three.


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Notes and References

  1. 4.
    Richard Goold Adams, John Foster Dulles: A Re-Appraisal (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1962) p. 298.Google Scholar
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    Anthony Eden, Full Circle (Cassell, 1960) pp. 98–9.Google Scholar
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    Ambrose, Eisenhower, pp. 359–63; Evelyn Shuckburgh, Descent to Suez (W.W. Norton, 1986) pp. 170–87.Google Scholar

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