WW2 Winston Churchill matchbox cover
A scarce Second World War "British Made" celluloid matchbox cover, the front displaying a head and shoulder portrait photograph of "Mr Winston Churchill" as he was known then. The spine with "President Roosevelt's inspiring message to our Premier. "Sail on, O Ship of State; Sail on, O Union Strong and great; Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years Is hanging breathless on thy fate." The reverse with the "Premier's reply to President Roosevelt, February 9th, 1941." "PUT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN US. Give us your faith and your blessing, and under Providence all will be well. We shall not fail or falter. We shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. GIVE US THE TOOLS AND WE WILL FINISH THE JOB".
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