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Winston Churchill's Last CampaignBritain and the Cold War 1951–1955$
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John W. Young

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198203674

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203674.001.0001

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The Death of Stalin, March–April 1953

The Death of Stalin, March–April 1953

(p.131) 6 The Death of Stalin, March–April 1953
Winston Churchill's Last Campaign

John W. Young

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses Stalin, who died of a stroke on March 6, 1953. It reviews the reactions of the British and Americans to the death of Stalin, and even looks at several Soviet leaders in relation to the Soviet dictator. Eisenhower's speech, which was dubbed ‘Chance for Peace’, was revealed to have gone through a series of drafts. The resulting speech stated that the West welcomed peace with the Soviets, but blamed the Soviets for the Cold War.

Keywords:   Stalin, death, Soviet leaders, Chance for Peace, Eisenhower, Cold War

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