|Winston Churchill. "Finest Hour" speech, June 1940
This is an excerpt from one of Churchill's most famous pieces of oratory. His speech of June 18, 1940, delivered first in the House of Commons and then broadcast to the Nation, occurred against the backdrop of the fall of France, one of the darkest moments in British history. Churchill did not flinch from admitting the severity of the situation, but he turned it into a roar of determination and defiance.
Sound disc. Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress (104.2)
World War II