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EnglishEdit

 
the Iron Curtain depicted as a black line

EtymologyEdit

Specialised use of iron curtain. Used (in German) during World War II by Joseph Goebbels. In English it appeared in telegrams from Winston Churchill to Harry S. Truman in 1945 before being popularized by Churchill in a speech he gave at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri 5 March 1946[1].

Proper nounEdit

Iron Curtain

  1. (historical) The dividing line between Western Europe and the Soviet controlled regions, especially during the Cold War.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ wikipedia on Iron Curtain, and Nigel Rees, Sayings of the Century

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