Saturday, March 28, 2020

Just a Few Words


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Just a few words


Over history, great speeches are given and sometimes they are remembered, most of the time not.   Some words will be recalled and forever stand tall in history.

According to different sites, some of the greatest orators of our written era are these few men: 


Lincoln,    Churchill,     Ghandi,     JFK,     

Nelson Mandela,
    
Martin Luther King Jr.,      Reagan,   and    Obama


What speaker about which to write? Which one strikes a chord?

Winston Churchill did something utterly amazing: he saved England with his words.

We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island...

If we can stand up to him (Hitler), all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.

...This was their finest hour.


Winston Churchill wrote six books about WW2, and forty-three books in total (which filled seventy-two volumes). When asked about how he would be remembered in history, "History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."


Incredible man. Incredible words.

About 2 minutes long
actual footage, Dunkirk

About 3 minutes
The Darkest Hour 
Actor Gary Oldman
Best Actor in 2018
Key scene



36 comments:

  1. Good old Winnie....would he were here now. He'd have us all straightened out.

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    1. God sends the right people at the right time to change and save history.

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  2. The more I learn about Winston Churchill the more I admire him. I am reading Clementine, the biography of his wife, where I learned he was shunned, people literally turned their backs on him, when he insisted Hitler was a danger and people wanted to believe Hitler could be trusted. Churchill lost all political positions because he was steadfast, and fortunately he returned to power just in time to save us all. Yes, here in the USA too.

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    1. "Peace in our Time" Thank you Neville Chamberlain. Winston Churchill, God bless you.

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  3. One of the great people of history. I have not read any of his writings. I should do so.

    The Darkest Hour was a great film.

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    1. My husband found four used books in England that started his fascinated with such a man. Definitely, read them.

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  4. History WAS kind to him. With good reason.

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    1. The Darkest Hour should be seen by any who appreciate how Churchill had to make some decisions no one else can understand.

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  5. He was one of a kind, astounding.

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  6. You mean Trump's not on that list? Hahahahahahaha!

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    1. No, he's not there. His speech delivering is not on the same level as those above.

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  7. Winston Churchill and FDR got us through that war. My library of them is extensive and I'm back to reading through again.

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    1. Absolutely saved the free world. I believe the current generations do not know what "Nazi" really means or why it is so abhorrent.

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  8. I was surprised that I recognised Winston Churchill, haven't seen all that much of him over the years. He was a great man.

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  9. One of the few great leaders of our times.

    Thanx Susan for this post. God bless.

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    1. Glad so many bloggers remember and honor such a man.

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  10. I remember our family around the radio when recordings of his voice were played. A dark time and I am sure POSITIVE words carried England thru. They are proud of this man and we should be also.
    Love it
    Sherry & jack

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  11. That what a real President should sound like.

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    1. Men like WAshington, Lincoln, FDR, Churchill---Those are men God created and put in place to stand up, take on evil.

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  12. I've read his work on WWI. A bit self-glorifying, but big informative and interesting.

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    1. He was maybe one of the earliest and most complete WW1 history. He was also in the Boer Wars (South Africa), which apparently gave him military experience.

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  13. That's the trick. The ones who write history define our pasts for us.

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  14. How I would love to see a woman added to that list.

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    1. List was made w/out a woman even being considered.

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  15. Thank you for your kind comment on my Blog.

    God bless always.

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  16. Churchill, in spite of his many downsides (who doesn't have), was simply great! His oratory, command over language ... unrivalled. The other person is JFK.

    A great litterateur, intellectual, historian and orator we all admire here in India is Jawaharlal Nehru, who was the first Prime Minister of India.

    He wrote many acclaimed books: some of them are Glimpses of World History, Discovery of India, Letters from a Father to His Daughter (written when he was in jail to his daughter Indira Gandhi).

    His famous speech 'Tryst With Destiny' can he heard here. That was made in the Constituent Assembly on the night India became an independent nation.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrEkYscgbqE

    The text of the speech is here.
    http://nehrumemorial.gov.in/en/gift-gallery.html?id=214&tmpl=component

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  17. I've not read anything he wrote, but I've read a lot about him and his speeches, too. Wonderful tribute to a great statesman.

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  18. He was certainly a one of a kind man.

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  19. A man who stands out in history, a real leader!

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  20. What a great post - so much worth remembering. I know I must read Erik Larson's book about Churchill now. He's one of my favorite writers and I was a bit hesitant to order yet another book. I need to finish a few I have going on first, but then I will get it. Thank you for this.

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  21. Churchill. One of those divinely imperfect men who was the perfect man for the time he lived. His oratory is without compare. His writing style, remarkable. He was and will remain, a legend. This is my favorite (and probably the most popular) of his speeches. Thank you for sharing it.

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