The National Winston Churchill Museum
"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an IRON CURTAIN has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe.
Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet Sphere, and all are subject to one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but th a very high and, in some cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow."
Sculptor Don Wiegand has captured the dramatic moment of the speech's warning to the world - the downward thrust of Churchill's arm as he declares: "An Iron Curtain has descended."
The East-West division of Europe created by the Iron Curtain.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Cold. A significant historical date for this entry is March 5, 1946.
Location. 38° 50.999′ N, 91° 57.265′ W. Marker is in Fulton, Missouri
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library (here, next to this marker); The Berlin Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Robertson Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); President Robert L. D. Davidson (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alpha Delta of Beta Theta Pi (about 600 feet away); William Chrisman Swope Memorial Chapel (about 700 feet away); Winston Churchill's “Iron Curtain” Speech (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Comes to Westminster College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fulton.
Also see . . . National Churchill Museum website. (Submitted on September 3, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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