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Ike Visits Sir Winston in Hospital

Aug. 10, 1962 - Former President Eisenhower visited Sir Winston Churchill in London’s Middlesex Hospital today and reported that “he looks the same old Winston to me.” “It was a wonderful thing to see him today,” General Eisenhower said. “He was in very great humor.” The former Prime Minister was hospitalized six weeks ago after he broke a thigh bone in a fall at a hotel in Monte Carlo. General Eisenhower spoke with evident affection for Britain’s wartime leader. “I think the world of him,” he said. “He is a man I think the whole nation can be very proud of. I just had the feeling again I was seeing a very great man.” General Eisenhower’s 20-minute visit with Sir Winston apparently had an equally invigorating effect on the 87-year-old former Prime Minister. Lewis W. Douglas, the wartime U.S. Ambassador in London, visited Sir Winston later and reported that the Briton had said he was “very pleased to see Ike.” Mr. Douglas said Sir Winston had told him that “the general was in good heart.”

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