|Winston Churchill, undated
Churchill's inspirational wartime speeches rank among the greatest delivered by any leader in history. He carefully crafted the rhetorical flourishes in addresses that he broadcast to the nation over the radio, to members of Parliament, and to a wide variety of groups. Ten years after World War II ended, Churchill said of his wartime role that it was Britain that "had the lion's heart," he merely "had the luck to be called upon to give the roar."
Copyprint. W. Averell Harriman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (105)