Sunday, February 24, 2013

Winston Churchill: Second World War Speech (1940)


On June 4, 1940, Winston Churchill, the prime minister of Britain, made an important speech in the House of Commons ("We Shall Fight on the Beaches") of the Second World War, one that would later be considered one of the defining moments of inspiration for the democratic nations of Europe in their fight against the then seemingly overwhelming tide of tyranny and fascism emanating chiefly from Nazi Germany. Other nations would eventually take sides, including Imperial Japan and the United States.

[You can read the full text of the speech here.]