London: Cassell and Company, 1941-6. [History / Politics] COMPLETE WAR SPEECHES IN FIRST EDITION. Seven volumes, octavo (22 x 15 x 19cm). Includes several half-tone plates. In publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spines. All in original colour dust-jackets. Some spotting to wartime paper, no inscriptions, jackets with some acceptable wear, some minor chips and tears, three are price-clipped. Very good overall. A monumental collection of orations from Britain's wartime leader. 'Into Battle' contains the most memorable Churchill speeches of the war, from 'Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat' to his heroic homecoming at Harrow School. 'Unrelenting Struggle' covers the period from Nov.'40 through Pearl Harbour and the 'some chicken, some neck' speech in Ottawa, Dec.'41. 'End of the Beginning' chronicles the turning point of the war, following victories at Alamein and Stalingrad, and the North Africa landings. 'Onwards' features speeches delivered prior to the invasion of Europe on 6 June '44. 'Liberation' continues the 'hopeful' nature of the 1944 speeches, whilst 'Victory' provides us with the final, triumphant war speeches. Six 'secret' speeches concludes the series. Item #56944
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