London: Cassell and Company, 1941-46. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 7 volumes bound as 6. Includes several half-tone plates. Elegantly bound in recent half green morocco, with gilt titles and gilt lion motif to spines, raised bands, cloth boards, top edge gilt. Some light occasional spotting to wartime paper stock otherwise a fine set. The monumental orations from Britain's war 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. Into Battle being first state, lacking page 128 a/b which was tipped in to second issue examples, Woods A66(a). Item #47667
Woods, Langworth. See also Cohen.