Editorial Note

For text of Churchill’s address, see House Document No. 217, 78th Congress, 1st session, Congressional Record, vol, 89, pt. 4, p. 4619, or Churchill, War Speeches, vol. II, pp. 449–460. According to the account in Pickersgill, pp. 505–506, Prime Minister Mackenzie King accompanied Prime Minister Churchill’s party from the White House to the Capitol. The address was also heard by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, then on a brief visit to Washington, who shared the Executive Box with Prime Minister Mackenzie King. Arrangements for Churchill’s party at the Capitol are briefly described in Grace Tully, F.D.R. My Boss (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1949), pp. 327–329.

Following his address, Churchill met with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. According to the brief account in The Private Papers of Senator Vandenberg, edited by Arthur H. Vandenberg, Jr., with the collaboration of Joe Alex Morris (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1952), p. 50, Churchill was questioned by Senator Vandenberg regarding postwar Anglo-American cooperation and the hazards of wartime partnership with the U.S.S.R. Pickersgill, p. 506, indicates that Prime Minister Mackenzie King was also present at this meeting but that the questioning was directed to Churchill.