Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (May 27, 1941)
May 27, 1941.
FOR FORMER NAVAL PERSON
I hope you will like the speech tonight. It goes farther than I thought was possible even two weeks ago and I like to hope that it will receive general approval from the fairly large element which has been confused by details and unable hitherto to see the simple facts.
All of us are made very happy by the find tracking down of the Bismarck and that she is literally gone for good.