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The Resource Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches, Vol 1, Never Give in!, Winston Churchill; Read by Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches, Vol 1, Never Give in!, Winston Churchill; Read by Winston Churchill

Label
Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches, Vol 1, Never Give in!
Title
Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches
Title number
Vol 1
Title part
Never Give in!
Statement of responsibility
Winston Churchill; Read by Winston Churchill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches he painstakingly composed, rehearsed and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation.
  • "On a new CD of Churchill's greatest speeches, that voice, with the crackles taken out, produces in the listener some of the same feelings that must have churned within those civilians at home, those servicemen and women on leave, and the young nearing military age and their sweethearts." Daily Telegraph
Biographical or historical data
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst, and after several years in the army, became a newspaper correspondent and then an MP. After Chamberlain's defeat in May 1940, Churchill formed a coalition government and as Prime Minister led Britain through the Second World War. Defeated in the July 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition, and then became Prime Minister once more in 1951. In his last years he was often described as 'the greatest living Englishman'. He was knighted in 1953, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature the same year. His grandson, Winston S. Churchill (born 1940), has also been a writer, journalist and politician.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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1871-1947
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Churchill, Winston
Dewey number
941.082
Literary text for sound recordings
history
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  • British & Irish history
  • 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
  • Political leaders & leadership
  • History
  • European history
  • Political leaders & leadership
Summary expansion
Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War Two. He was one of the twentieth century's greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill's output was prolific - his complete speeches alone contain over 5 million words. On this special recording, the best and most important of those have been brought together in this historic volume. Using digitally remastered archive recordings, they include: 'Blood, toil, tears and sweat' / 'The Few' / 'This was their finest hour' / 'We can take it!' / 'An Iron Curtain has descended' / 'Never give in!' / 'A total and unmitigated defeat'/ 'Give us the tools'. Winston Churchill oversaw some of the most important events the world has ever seen and was the most eloquent and expressive statesman of his age. These speeches help reveal the man behind the defiant orator and demonstrate why, in a national poll, Sir Winston Churchill was voted 'Greatest Briton of All Time'. ' The most persuasive and patriotic exhortations to arms since the Agincourt address from Henry V.' - Guardian. 2 CDs. 2 hrs 30 mins
Target audience
general
Label
Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches, Vol 1, Never Give in!, Winston Churchill; Read by Winston Churchill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
2 CD-Audio. CD standard audio format. Audiobook
Control code
9780563526728
Dimensions
13x14x1 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
2 Audio CDs (150 min)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9780563526728
Specific material designation
sound disc
Label
Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches, Vol 1, Never Give in!, Winston Churchill; Read by Winston Churchill
Publication
Note
2 CD-Audio. CD standard audio format. Audiobook
Control code
9780563526728
Dimensions
13x14x1 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
2 Audio CDs (150 min)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9780563526728
Specific material designation
sound disc

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