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their belief that Anglo-American camaraderie would be of tactical advantage to the United Kingdom in the future. 23 Winston Churchill, for example, was among the most vociferous on this point and argued that the ‘comradeship and reconciliation’ of the United States with Britain would likely form ‘the mainstay of the future of the world’ in the postwar period. 24 In 1934, as tensions rose in Europe and the British government began to place ever-greater value on American friendship, the city of Plymouth erected a larger monument at the site of its 1891 memorial
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necessary. At Sulgrave, meanwhile, Washington’s bloodline – his family tree – was returned to English soil, while his patriotism was returned to an English home. Here in ‘Washington Country,’ as memories of the First World War faded, and just as the transatlantic balance of power began to subtly shift, commemorative rituals provided invaluable forums in which influential Anglo-American elites ‘imagined’ their common history, asserted their contemporary comradeship, and, above all, paid due homage to George Washington, American hero and English gentleman.
/ 373 22, Simons, July 1960.
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