“Now, the hour had come for him to mobilize the English language and send it into battle.”1

Edward R. Murrow

In this time of, shall we say, “reduced political eloquence,” the effect of Churchill’s speeches is remarkable. His rhetoric truly did mobilize the English2 people for war.

  1. Manchester, William, and Paul Reid. The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm 1940-1965. New York, NY: Little, Brown & Co, 2012. Kindle link ↩︎

  2. Churchill preferred English and Englishmen to British and Britons. Kindle link ↩︎