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Quotation by Winston Churchill
A shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory.... From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
Winston Churchill (1874–1965), British statesman, writer. Speech, March 5, 1946, Fulton, Missouri. Vol. 6, Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897-1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James (1974).
The phrase "iron curtain" had been used previously, notably by Joseph Goebbels in 1945, and by Churchill himself in the same year in a telegram to President Truman.
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