London: the Conservative and Unionist Central Office, 1948. [Speech] RARE PAMPHLET. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.8. Publisher's white card covers with two staples; titles and illustration to front cover. Black ink note to top corner of front cover stating: 'Obtained free | with the Tory Challenge for March 1948 | 13/4/48'. Some rusting to staples, as expected. Light marking and rubbing to covers. Very good. Churchill excoriates what he considers the Labour government's mismanagement of the national finances since coming to power in 1945, and chides them for trying to monopolise the European project which he had so enthusiastically promoted himself. Significantly, Churchill uses the phrase 'rivers of blood' in this European context, coming a full 20 years before Enoch Powell's inflammatory (ab)use of Virgil's poetry: "like the Roman, I seem to see 'the River Tiber foaming with much blood.'" Item #53141
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