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Churchill Blood Toil Tears and Sweat review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Churchill Blood Toil Tears and Sweat Author John Lukacs – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk On May 13 1940 Winston Churchill stood before the House of Commons to deliver his first speech as Prime Minister Europe waInent historian and master storyteller John Lukacs recreates this pivotal moment in world history and reveals Churchill as he has rarely been seen before as a man both unsure of himself and deeply fearful of his nation’s defeat Churchill made no promises to his country in his speech because he knew he had none to make And yet he rallied England onward in the face of a vicious enemy For Churchill and Churchill alone understood what was at stake the fate not only of nations but of civilization itself. Blood Toil Tears and Sweat The Dire Warning covers some of the same ground that Lukacs has plowed in earlier and much longer books notably Five Days in London May 1940 and The Duel The Eighty Day Struggle Between Churchill and HitlerIn May 1940 Churchill had been proved right about Hitler after all and Parliament had reluctantly elected him Prime Minister of a national unity government Very few people were wholehearted supporters many in his own party distrusted him and did not expect him to last long in his new post In one of his shortest speeches ever he did what few politicians ever manage to do in words that still move us he delivered a dose of unfiltered bad news stated his aims and made no promises or guarantees as to the outcomeI have nothing to offer but blood toil tears and sweat We havebefore us an ordeal of the most greivous kind We have before us manymany long months of struggle and of suffering You ask what is ourpolicy I can say It is to wage war by sea land and air with allour might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage waragainst a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark lamentablecatalogue of human crime that is our policy you ask what is our aimI can answer in one word it is victory victory at all costs victoryin spite of terror victory however long and hard the road may be; forwithout victory there is no survival Let that be realized; no survivalfor the British Empire no survival for all that the British Empire hasstood for no survival for the urge and impulse of the ages thatmankind will move forward towards its goal But I take up my task withbuoyancy and hope I feel that our cause will not be suffered to failamong men At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all and Isay come then let us go forward together with our united strengthHis command of such language was one of Churchill's primary assets in this ordeal along with his understanding of Hitler his adamantine will to never compromise or surrender and #oddly# the loyalty that he received from his former opponent Neville Chamberlain The private letters to President Roosevelt #who was another intended audience for these now famous speeches# and the deliberations and dissensions inside his own Cabinet make for a fascinating private counterpoint to the public speeches Grave conseuences for almost everyone in the world hung for those few months on what Churchill did and said in both spheres Interestingly Churchill was not particularly comfortable or very good at speaking for a radio audience The Dunkirk speech was enthusiastically recieved but his blood toil tears and sweat speech was not broadcast and his famous finest hour speech on June 18 fell a bit flat It was months later in printed form that those words began to circulate and reverberate in print with effects well beyond the British IslesOne new element that I don't believe Lukacs covers in the longer books is the material in chapter 3 on British public opinion compiled from the Mass Observation reports a huge undertaking in the very early days of opinion pollingAs always Lukacs regularly inserts into his narrative trenchant observations about the discipline of History and the practice of writing it This book is highly recommended for fans of Churchill fans of Lukacs or for students of rhetoric statesmanship or the Second World War Even if you are none of the above you might enjoy this book merely as a very dramatic true story about one of the most pivotal moments in history

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On MayWinston Toil Tears PDF #180 Churchill stood before the House of Commons to deliver his first speech as Churchill Blood PDF Prime Minister Europe was in crisis Three days earlier Germany had invaded France and the Low Countries Facing only Blood Toil Tears PDF #197 feeble resistance Hitler’s armies were rapidly sweeping westward Accused of mishandling the war Neville Chamberlain’s government collapsed and Churchill was chosen to succeed him Churchill had little support within the new governm. Astute insightful enlightening

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Churchill Blood Toil Tears and SweatEnt when he rose to address it on May “I have never believed in him” wrote one MP Another described Churchill as a “disaster” In fact Churchill lacked confidence both in himself and in his ability to lead his nation to victory for he recognized far earlier than most the military genius of Adolph Hitler and the potency of the German military “I hope it is not too late” Churchill had confided to his bodyguard on May “I am very much afraid that it is” In Blood Toil Tears and Sweat the em. Enjoyable and concise examination of Churchill’s first weeks at PM in 1940 It’s a short of book for a very impressive speech