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The End of the Beginning

Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: RosettaBooks

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This collection of WWII speeches by the Nobel Prize-winning Prime Minister reflect his determination in the face of a fearsome enemy.   1942 was an important turning point in World War II. Britain and its allies had faced considerable challenges thus far. Beset by bombings and devastated by personal loss and the restrictions of war, the British public was losing patience with the war effort—and their prime minister. This collection of Winston Churchill’s wartime speeches from 1942 provides an enlightening commentary on this volatile time in history from the point of view of one of its most prominent leaders.   Churchill faced an uphill battle in his military efforts as well as in gathering political and public support for the struggle to come. But the tides had turned when the United States joined the war at the end of 1941. Churchill has been quoted as saying he felt certain of the Allied victory with the US on his side—and his speeches reflect this renewed sense of hope and conviction.
Available since: 04/01/2013.
Print length: 448 pages.

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