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Winston Churchill’s Life Pod

by | 4th, March 2012

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WINSTON Churchill’s precious bulk. As featured in LIFE Magazine, 1947:

“To protect the precious bulk of Winston Churchill in wartime a special one-man pressure chamber was built for the personal plane which carried him many times across the Atlantic and to Casablanca, Moscow and Yalta. Churchill was warned by his doctors that it was dangerous for a man of his age and physical condition to fly above 8,000 feet. The solution was a pressure chamber complete with ash trays, telephone and an air-circulation system good enough to prevent smoke from the ubiquitous cigar from fogging the atmosphere.”

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British politician Winston Churchill after bathing in the sea at Deauville, France

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