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The Nobel Prize-winning Prime Ministers historic speeches from the final year of WWII are collected in this essential volume.

During the final eight months of World War II, Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave some of the most brilliant and consequential speeches of his career. Here are Churchills war status reports delivered to the House of Commons, his rousing statements to the British people, and his global broadcasts, including his announcement of Germanys unconditional surrender on May 8th, 1945.

These speeches detail Churchill's public reactions to the forming of the United Nations, the death of Roosevelt, the dropping of the Atomic Bomb, and, lastly, the election that defeats him. Perhaps most notable is the "Gestapo" speech of 1945, in which Churchill made a controversial comparison between a Socialist government and the Gestapoan extremely charged word at that timethat many believe cost him his job as Prime Minister.

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REVIEW OF THE WAR a Speech to the House of Commons January 18
REBUILDING THE HOUSE OF COMMONS a Speech to the House of Commons January
February 12 1945
SELECT COMMITTEES a Speech to the House of Commons March 7 1945
SAN FRANCISCO DELEGATION a Statement to the House of Commons March
MESSAGES January February March 1945
DEATH OF PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT a Speech to the House of Commons April
FAR EAST TROOPS WELFARE a Speech to the House of Commons April 18 1945
NO TIME TO RELAX a Speech at Bristol University April 21 1945
May 2 1945
THE KING IN THE WAR a Speech to the House of Commons May 15 1945
SYRIA AND LEBANON a Statement to the House of Commons June 5 1945
NEGOTIATIONS WITH VICHY a Statement to the House of Commons June 12 1945
MESSAGES April May June 1945


Sir Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values." Over a 64-year span, Churchill published over 40 books, many multi-volume definitive accounts of historical events to which he was a witness and participant. All are beautifully written and as accessible and relevant today as when first published. During his fifty-year political career, Churchill served twice as Prime Minister in addition to other prominent positions-including President of the Board of Trade, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Home Secretary. In the 1930s, Churchill was one of the first to recognize the danger of the rising Nazi power in Germany and to campaign for rearmament in Britain. His leadership and inspired broadcasts and speeches during World War II helped strengthen British resistance to Adolf Hitler-and played an important part in the Allies' eventual triumph. One of the most inspiring wartime leaders of modern history, Churchill was also an orator, a historian, a journalist, and an artist. All of these aspects of Churchill are fully represented in this collection of his works.