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Churchill and the Great Republic

presents more than 200 photos, speeches, and letters from one of the most important and colorful leaders of the 20th century and in all British history. Best known as Prime Minister of the U.K. during World War II, Winston Churchill was a soldier, writer, legislator, painter, and statesman. Listen to sound files of famous speeches (including the Finest Hour and Iron Curtain speeches). Learn about Churchill's impact on world events and history. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

Churchill's "This was their finest hour" speech of June 18, 1940, occurred against the backdrop of the fall of France, one of the darkest moments in British history. Churchill did not flinch from admitting the severity of the situation, but he turned it into a roar of determination and defiance.
This photograph shows Churchill striding the deck of the British battleship <cite>Prince of Wales</cite>.

The Prime Minister's return journey

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