Facing military setbacks and growing criticism from the British public and his own government, Churchill delivered some of his most passionate and memorable speeches during the period from 1940 to 1941. This volume contains 72 speeches during this time—that had a significant impact in hardening British resolve during one of the darkest moments of World War II.
The period from 1940 to 1941 was a difficult one for Britain-and for Churchill-during the War. Faced with military setbacks abroad and growing criticism from the public and the government at home, Churchill gave some of his most effective speeches during this time-ultimately hardening British resolve against Hitler.This collection contains seventy-two broadcasts, speeches, and messages to Parliament displaying Churchill's enormous fortitude in the face of personal and political challenge. This volume sold over 30,000 copies in the UK and more than 20,000 in North America-offering insights into the human spirit as relevant today as they were in their time.
Winston S. Churchill
Sir Winston S. Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values."
Over a 64-year span, Churchill published over 40 books, many multi-volume definitive accounts of historical events to which he was a witness and participant. All are beautifully written and as accessible and relevant today as when first published.
During his fifty-year political career, Churchill served twice as Prime Minister in addition to other prominent positions—including President of the Board of Trade, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Home Secretary. In the 1930s, Churchill was one of the first to recognize the danger of the rising Nazi power in Germany and to campaign for rearmament in Britain. His leadership and inspired broadcasts and speeches during World War II helped strengthen British resistance to Adolf Hitler—and played an important part in the Allies’ eventual triumph.
One of the most inspiring wartime leaders of modern history, Churchill was also an orator, a historian, a journalist, and an artist. All of these aspects of Churchill are fully represented in this collection of his works.