Churchill in His Own Voice

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Winston Churchill looms large in the history of our century as the chief architect of the Allied effort in Europe during the Second World War.  Here, in his own unmistakable voice and those of stage luminaries Sir Laurence Olivier  and Sir John Gielgud, are the great statesman's most famous speeches and some key excerpts from his memoirs.

Along with the words of Churchill are original, representative speeches from many of the other important players in the tumult of events that was World War II - including: Truman, FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, Patton, Eisenhower, and Chamberlain.

From Churchill's boyhood to his warning on Poland in 1937, from Chamberlain's resignation in 1940 to Roosevelt's declaration of war in 1941, from the victory at El Alamein in 1942 to Eisenhower's D-day speech of June 6th, 1944, and finally Kennedy's proclamation of Churchill as an honorary citizen of the United States in 1963, the listener is brought back to a time in history that changed the world forever.

This unique audio captures the writings and oratorical skills for which Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1953.

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Sir Winston Churchill was a British military man, statesman, and Nobel-prize winning author, and, by virtue of his service during both the First and Second World Wars, is considered to be one of the greatest wartime leaders of the twentieth century. Born to the aristocracy, Churchill pursued a career in the British Army, seeing action in British India and in the Second Boer War, and later drew upon his experiences in these historic conflicts in his work as a war correspondent and writer.

After retiring from active duty, Churchill moved into politics and went on to hold a number of important positions in the British government. He rose to the role of First Lord of the Admiralty during the First World War and later to the role of prime minister, a position that he held twice, from 1940-1945 and from 1951-1955. A visionary statesman, Churchill was remarkable for his ability to perceive emerging threats to international peace, and predicted the rise of Nazi Germany, the Second World War, and the Iron Curtain.

In his later years Churchill returned to writing, penning the six-volume Second World War series, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, and many other historical and biographical works. Winston Churchill died in 1965 and, after one of the largest state funerals to that point in time, was interred in his family’s burial plot.

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