London: Cassell and Company, 1941-6. [Speeches] FIRST EDITIONS, all first impressions ('Into Battle' is a first state). 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, none of which are price-clipped. Wartime paper has some expected spotting, two titles ('Onwards to Victory' and 'Victory') with the same owner bookplate, the earlier book with a neat gift note dated 1944, jackets with uniform wear, some small chips and tears. Very good indeed. 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 #61109
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