|Serie||Winston Churchill War Speeches Collection|
|Emne||British & Irish history|
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Om Secret Session Speeches
Only a handful of times during World War II was the situation so dire that the House of Commons had to meet secretly-to keep its counsel from reaching the enemy. Five separate times during the war, between 1940 and 1942, Winston Churchill addressed the secret assembly. Those speeches are reproduced in this collection.
Here, Churchill delivers his immediate reactions to the fall of France, the discovery of a vast enemy armada in the English Channel, and the fall of Singapore, which may have been the most heartbreaking and costly military failure of Churchills career. Readers can glean a startling intimate insight into Churchills thinking by noting the words and phrases he chose to omit as well as those he included. Originally published in 1945, Churchills words provide fascinating context to some of World War IIs most significant events-and still carry great weight and meaning today.