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The Greatest Churchill Speeches

Sir Winston Churchill's greatest speeches digitally remastered - selected and introduced by his grandson, Winston S. Churchill.


Published by BBC Audiobooks on 04.04.05

Contains 2 CDs (£12.99) or 2 cassettes (£10.99)


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.


"My aim here has been to set before you a selection of the very best of Sir Winston Churchill's speeches using archive recordings wherever possible, while at the same time, setting them in the context of the long span of his roller-coaster career, with its deep troughs and dazzling peaks," explains writer and former MP, Winston S. Churchill.


"Amazingly, for something that is such a great part of our heritage, it took a good deal of research and perseverance to find some of these speeches," says Louise Armitage, Commissioning Editor at BBC Audiobooks.


"There are some treats on this historic audio release that have not been heard for many years. When working on this kind of project you are aware that it is something very special".


Some of the digitally remastered archive recordings included are: 'Blood, toil, tears and sweat', 'The Few', 'This was their finest hour', 'We can take it!', 'An Iron Curtain has descended', 'A total and unmitigated defeat', and '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'.


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Date : 11.03.2005
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