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C
HAPTER 101:
A
W
EEKEND AT
C
HEQUERS

“The news,” he said
:
Harriman,
Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin,
111–12.

“We looked at one another”
:
Winant,
Letter from Grosvenor Square,
198.

“It’s quite true”
:
Harriman,
Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin,
112. Roosevelt repeated the sentiment in a telegram dated December 8, 1941, in which he tells Churchill, “Today all of us are in the same boat with you and the people of the Empire and it is a ship which will not and cannot be sunk.” Roosevelt to Churchill, Dec. 8, 1941, FDR/Map.

“Thinking of you much”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:1580.

“The inevitable had finally”
:
Harriman,
Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin,
112.

“I could not conceal”
:
Anthony Eden,
Reckoning,
331.

“Being saturated and satiated”
:
Gilbert,
War Papers,
3:1580.

“It might be badly knocked”
:
Ismay,
Memoirs,
242.

“He is a different man”
:
Moran,
Churchill,
9–10.

“never travelled in such”
:
Martin,
Downing Street,
69.

“Being in a ship”
:
Winston Churchill to Clementine Churchill, December n.d., 1941, CSCT 1/24, Clementine Churchill Papers.

“The PM is very fit”
:
Harriman, Memorandum to self, “Trip to U.S. with ‘P.M.,’ December 1941,” W. Averell Harriman Papers.

“It was night time”
:
Thompson,
Assignment,
246.

“I turned,” Thompson wrote
:
This story is told by different figures in different ways, but all have the same denouement. Ibid., 248; Sherwood,
Roosevelt and Hopkins,
442; Halle,
Irrepressible Churchill,
165.

“Let the children”
:
For background details, see Hindley, “Christmas at the White House with Winston Churchill.” I watched a British Pathé newsreel of the speech, which I found on YouTube at
www.youtube.com/​watch?v=dZTRbNThHnk
.

“I simply could not believe”
:
Thompson,
Assignment,
249.

“We are indeed walking”
:
Hastings,
Winston’s War,
205.

“Here’s to a year of toil”
:
Thompson,
Assignment,
257.

E
PILOGUE:
A
S
T
IME
W
ENT
B
Y

“My first agonizing thought”
:
Soames,
Daughter’s Tale,
232–33.

“the P.M. dashed off”
:
Colville,
Fringes of Power,
2:99.

“Not so bad at 21!”
:
Winston S. Churchill,
Memories and Adventures,
32.

“To a three-year-old”
:
Ibid., 26–27.

“Eric, who was at his simplest”
:
Colville,
Fringes of Power,
1:523.

“I hear you are plotting”
:
Ibid., 490.

“It had not crossed his mind”
:
Wheeler-Bennett,
Action This Day,
60.

“I went out of the room”
:
Colville,
Fringes of Power,
1:533.

“It is time that you came back”
:
Ibid., 2:71.

“You seem to think”
:
Ibid., 84.

“It was thrilling”
:
Ibid., 116.

“None of us except Clemmie”
:
Interview Transcript, July 1991, Biographies File, Pamela Harriman Papers.

In all, Beaverbrook offered
:
A.J.P. Taylor,
Beaverbrook,
440.

“I owe my reputation”
:
Young,
Churchill and Beaverbrook,
230.

“We have lived & fought”
:
Ibid., 231.

“I was glad”
:
Ibid., 325.

“I was always under”
:
Ibid., 235.

“The conclusion at which”
:
Singleton to Churchill, [ca. Aug. 1941], G 36/4, Lindemann Papers.

Randolph later complained
:
Smith,
Reflected Glory,
106.

One night, while talking
:
Winston S. Churchill,
Memories and Adventures,
247.

“I found him absolutely charming”
:
Ibid., 20.

“She hates him so much”
:
Waugh,
Diaries,
525.

“Unlike Paris, where there was”
:
Smith,
Reflected Glory,
111.

“I mean, when you are very young”
:
Interview Transcript, July 1991, Biographies File, Pamela Harriman Papers.

“Supposing the war ends”
:
Ibid.

“He used to sit”
:
Smith,
Reflected Glory,
260.

“It was very strange”
:
Note, “William Averell Harriman,” Biographies and Proposed Biographies, Background Topics, Pamela Harriman Papers.

“We did it!”
:
Smith,
Reflected Glory,
265.

“Oh Pam”
:
“Barbie” [Mrs. Herbert Agar] to Pamela Digby Harriman, Sept. 19, 1971, Personal and Family Papers, Marriages, Pamela Harriman Papers.

“Only the diversion”
:
“Interrogation of Reich Marshal Hermann Goering,” May 10, 1945, Spaatz Papers.

“Of course we rearmed”
:
Overy,
Goering,
229.

“Perhaps one of my weaknesses”
:
Goldensohn,
Nuremberg Interviews,
129.

Investigators cataloged the works
:
“The Göring Collection,” Confidential Interrogation Report No. 2, Sept. 15, 1945, 174, Office of Strategic Services and Looting Investigative Unit, T 209/29, UKARCH.

Joseph Goebbels and his wife
:
Kershaw,
Nemesis,
832–33.

“I do not regret”
:
Douglas-Hamilton,
Motive for a Mission,
246.

He achieved his final kills
:
Baker,
Adolf Galland,
287–88, 290–92.

The package contained
:
Winston S. Churchill,
Memories and Adventures,
31.

“Thank you so much”
:
Hastings,
Winston’s War,
460.

Searchlights played on Nelson’s Tower
:
Nicolson,
War Years,
459.

“This is where I miss the news”
:
Soames,
Daughter’s Tale,
360–61.

“Our last weekend”
:
Elletson,
Chequers and the Prime Ministers,
145.

“Finis”
:
Soames,
Daughter’s Tale,
361.

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