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The Threat of Nazi Germany

The Threat of Nazi Germany

Nov 19, 2012

On November 16, 1934 Winston Churchill delivered the following speech about the rising threat of Nazi Germany. Listen to the speech: The Threat of Nazi Germany Many people think that the best way to escape war is to dwell upon its horrors and to imprint them vividly upon the minds of the younger generation. They flaunt the grisly photographs before their eyes....

Never Has So Much Been Owed to So Few

Never Has So Much Been Owed to So Few

Aug 20, 2012

On August 20, 1940, two months after his speech to the world about the impending German assault on Britain, Winston Churchill delivered his “Never was so much owed by so many to so few” speech to the House of Commons as the United Kingdom prepared for the expected German invasion. He used to speech to persuade his countrymen that notwithstanding a...

Churchill’s ‘Finest Hour’ Speech

Churchill’s ‘Finest Hour’ Speech

Jun 18, 2012

On June 17th 1940 the French requested an armistice after the fall of Paris three days earlier to Hitler’s armies. Holland, Luxembourg, and Belgium had also been conquered. With a realization that the hopes of Europe, and perhaps the world depended on Great Britain, Winston Churchill delivered his ‘Finest Hour’ speech to the House of Commons...