Winston Churchill : from The WPA Film Library Speeches Collection

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  • Let us...brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will say, 'This was their finest hour.' -Winston Churchill Items in this compilation include, * Churchill's speech given at Guildhall, London, on 2/23/40 at a luncheon held in honor of the crews of the Exeter and the Ajax after their victory during the battle of the River Plate * His "Their Finest Hour" address, given before the House of Commons on 6/18/40 * His "The Few" address, given before the House of Commons on 8/20/40 * A speech to the Allied delegates at St. James's Palace given on 6/12/41 * An address to the U.S. Congress given on 12/26/41 * An address made to the Canadian Parliament on 12/30/41 * A speech delivered in Moscow during 10/42 * His "The End of the Beginning" speech, given at Mansion House on 11/10/42 * His "This Is Your Victory" speech, given on 5/8/45 at the Ministry of Health in London *And more.


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  • Intro: The Speeches of Winston Churchill (0:27) -- The First Ten Weeks of War (1:27) -- Their Finest Hour (4:41) -- Some Chicken, Some Neck (0:30) -- St. James Palace Speech (0:26) -- The Battle of Britain (2:41) -- The Hard, Cold, Vindictive Truth (0:44) -- The Navy is Here (0:19) -- The End of the Beginning (0:45) -- Address to the U.S. Congress (1:20) -- Churchill Stops and Buys One (2:19) -- Whatever Our Suffering (0:19) -- This is Your Victory (0:30) -- The English Speaking Peoples (0:40) -- A United Europe (0:42) -- Sinews of Peace (5:16) -- Steel, Not Gold (1:43) -- This Superb Honor (0:36) -- World Mourns Churchill (2:38) -- Credits: Speeches of Winston Churchill (0:23)
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