British Prime Minister - May, 1940 to July, 1945
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 08/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC, PC (Can) served as First Lord of the Admiralty during "The Great War." In the mid-1930s, he railed in Parliament against Germany's build-up of their war capabilities, but his warnings seemed to fall on deaf ears.
Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's attempt at appeasement (the Munich Agreement) failed when Hitler's armies invaded Poland on 9/2/39. War was declared on Germany the next day. Churchill was reappointed First Lord Admiral and within a year, he would be the new Prime Minister. He gave many inspirational speeches during the war years, in Parliament and via radio. After victory in Europe and despite yeoman service to his country, Churchill was turned out of office in the July, 1945 elections.
Also recommended is the 3 volume GREATEST SPEECHES OF ALL TIME Box Set. It contains 39 sound and video excerpts from FDR, Churchill, Mac Arthur, Truman, JFK, RFK, RMN, Malcolm X, Martin L. King, Goldwater, Reagan, Rockefeller, Cuomo, and many others!
CONTENTS of CHURCHILL "THE WAR YEARS":
"First Ten Weeks of the War" - Nov. 1939
Churchill welcomes the Vanguard - Apr. 1940
Speaking at the Imperial Conference - June 1941
Speech to London County Council - July 1941
Address to U.S. Joint Session of Congress - Jan. 1942
Speaking to Canadian House of Commons - January 1942
Address to the Lord Mayor's Day Luncheon - November 1942
"Freedom of City" presentation - July 1943
Victory Speech - May 1945
80th Birthday Ceremony - Dec. 1954
Total Time: 25:41"