Swiss Watches For Allied Leaders
Each watch has an enamel-painted dial illustrating the effort of that nation in the war. Winston Churchill will receive one showing St. George overcoming the dragon. The hour hand will symbolize Britain's defense against invasion in the form of a trident. On the French watch, to be presented to General De Gaulle, Joan of Arc is to be depicted placing the Cross of Lorraine on the shore of France.
On the timepiece to be presented to Generalissimo Joseph Stalin the city of Stalingrad will be painted in enamel and a defiant workman will stand in front of burning factories under a sky of storm and fire. The Red Star will mark the hours.
President Truman's watch will have the Statue of Liberty. An olive branch for the hour hand will symbolize peace.
All watch cases are identical and are decorated with a V-sign superimposed on a miniature map of the globe.
Mrs. Roosevelt is receiving, as a tribute to her late husband, a small silver clock supported by three V-shaped legs. It is decorated with a finely engraved motive representing an armada leaving the shores of America to give succor to the burning Old World.