Opening with Winston Churchill’s 1939 broadcast on the looming war and closing with the prophetic statement in 1946 that ‘an iron curtain has descended across the Continent,’ His Finest Hours presents Churchill’s most rousing wartime speeches. From the tensions of the eve of conflict, to the bravery of an embattled nation, and ultimately the relief and elation of victory, each speech paints a vivid picture of the world at war.
But not only are Churchill’s speeches rich in historical content, they also demonstrate his mastery of language. Churchill’s words offer a lyricism unrivalled by any other speechmaker of the era.
Graham Stewart’s commentary introduces each speech by explaining its background and the key events of the time.
Included are Churchill’s best-known addresses: ‘Their finest hour,’ ‘Blood, toil, tears and sweat,’ ‘Fight them on the beaches,’ ‘Never in the field of human conflict,’ ‘Some chicken, some neck,’ and ‘This is your victory!’ – as well as thirty other momentous speeches by the remarkable leader who gave hope to his country in its darkest hour.Buy on Amazon