Churchill's 1941 Christmas Eve Address, Revisited

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On Christmas Eve 1941 — 17 days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor — President Franklin Roosevelt spoke to the nation from the White House, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill joined him, saying "we have tonight the peace of the spirit." NPR's Susan Stamberg reports.



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