In this collection of digitally remastered recordings from the BBC archive we hear first-hand how, in 1940, Chamberlain resigned, Hitler invaded the Low Countries, and Winston Churchill was summoned to the greatest challenge of his long political career. Using digitally remastered BBC archive recordings, you can hear his legendary use of language - in context - with a linking script by Mark Jones (writer, 'Churchill Remembered'). His speeches from 1939 to 1954 include: 'Sinking of the Graf Spee' / 'Battle of the Atlantic' / 'Fall of Singapore' / 'Victory in North Africa' / 'Review of the war' / 'Tribute to George VI.' Hear how Churchill's speeches raised the country's morale, and demonstrated Britain's determination to fight on to eventual victory. 'Words are the only things that last forever'- Winston Churchill. 2 CDs. 2 hrs.
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Author Biography - Winston Churchill
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.