Blood, Sweat, and Tears

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Lightning Source Incorporated, Mar 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 472 pages
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Text extracted from opening pages of book: BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS THE RT. HON. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL C. H., M. P. With a Preface and Notes by RANDOLPH S. CHURCHILL, MLP. NEW YORX G. P. PUTNAM S SONS BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS y CONTENTS EIRE BILL 5 THE CHOICE FOR EUROPE 17 THE AIR DEFENSES OF BRITAIN - 31 CIVILIZATION 45 MANEUVERS IN GERMANY 49 THE MUNICH AGREEMENT . . 55 THE DEFENSE OF FREEDOM AND PEACE 69 THE CASE FOR A MINISTRY OF SUPPLY 77 THE FRUITS OF MUNICH 95 THE STRENGTH OF THE NAVY 101 THE INVASION OF ALBANIA,113 THE KING S DOMINIONS 123 HITLER SPEAKS 129 THE NEW ARMY 135 THREE MONTHS OF TENSION 145 THE SUMN1ER ADJOURNMENT 155 EUROPE IN SUSPENSE 163 WAR . r ., ., ., - /& & < (; UDRARY * fy THE FIRST MONTH OF WAR - 73 THE LOSS OF jJiffnTlT n AV AND THE WAR AT SEA, -; 3 2.2S v MAR 16M966 vi CONTENTS TEN WEEKS OF WAR 189 TRAFFIC AT SEA 197 THE BATTLE OF THE PLATE 207 A HOUSE OF MANY MANSIONS 213 A TIME TO DARE AND ENDURE 219 THE NAVY IS HERE 229 THE NAVY ESTIMATES 233 A STERNER WAR 243 NORWAY 249 THE WITHDRAWAL FROM NORWAY 265 PRIME MINISTER 275 & quot; BE YE MEN OF VALOR& quot; 279 THE CAPITULATION OF KING LEOPOLD 285 DUNKIRK 289 A MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE 301 THEIR FINEST HOUR 305 THE FALL OF FRANCE 317 THE TRAGEDY OF THE FRENCH FLEET 323 THE WAR OF THE UNKNOWN WARRIORS 333 THE WAR SITUATION I 341 THE WAR SITUATION II 355 EVERY MAN TO HIS POST 367 THE WAR SITUATION III 373 THE WAR SITUATION IV 379 LEADERSHIP OF THE PARTY 395 E THE WAR SITUATION V TO THE FRENCH PEOPLE 40I CONTENTS vE & quot; WE WILL NEVER CEASE TO STRIKE& quot; 421 THE WAR SITUATION VI 427 TO THE PEOPLE OF ITALY 439 UNITED STATES CO-OPERATION 447 TUT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN US& quot; & & > 453 INTRODUCTION TwoAND A HALF years have passed since the publication of While Eng land Slept, a collection of speeches by Mr. Winston Churchill on National Defense and Foreign Policy from 1932 to 1938. A number of people, both in this country and in the United States, have recently urged me to bring the story up to date. With the Prime Minister s permission, I have therefore collected all his speeches from May, 1938, down to the present day. This volume sees the fulfillment of all the darkest fears to which Mr. Churchill gave utterance in the earlier volume. By the time this set of speeches begins the situation had already become so desperate that less emphasis is placed upon our laggardly rearmament than in the earlier speeches. With the danger so close upon us, and with so little time to expand our defenses, Mr. Churchill clearly thought it more useful, in the hopes of deterring the aggressor, to dwell upon such elements of strength as we possessed rather than to exhibit our weakness nakedly to the world. Reading between the lines, however, the warnings persist with even more urgency than before. As in the previous volume, these speeches will be found not only to revive many warnings, whose timeli ness all can judge today, but to provide a running commentary upon the remorseless deterioration of the foreign situation. The book begins with Mr. Churchill s warning on the folly of handing over the Treaty ports to the Irish Free State a warning which, it is interesting to recall, was supported by only a handful of Members of Parliament. It carries us past the tremendous and mournful events at Munich to the inevitable and plainly pointed sequel in Prague. And so we are brought relentlessly stage by stage tothe challenge of war which Mr. Churchill had so often urged could, by timely arrangements and adequate preparations, have been warded off. Thereafter, as First Lord of the Admiralty and, later, as ix x INTRODUCTION his speeches naturally become more official. Despite this, and the in evitable pressure of business, I do not think that they will be found to lack the literary and dramatic quality of those which he made as a private Member. Indeed, they constitute a contemporary history of the war which is as lively as it is authoritative; and, so far as contempora

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is best remembered as the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II. He served his country in a variety of ways, holding many high offices of state under four different prime ministers, as a member of Parliament for more than 60 years, and for serving two terms as prime minister. He was born at Blenheim Palace on November 30, 1874, and educated at Harrow and Sandhurst. His military service included periods spent in Cuba, India, the Sudan, and in France during World War I. Churchill's writing career began with pieces written for British newspapers while in the military. Some of his most famous works include Marlborough, a four-volume biography of his ancestor, the 1st Duke of Marlborough; The World Crisis, a four-volume history of World War I; The Second World War, a six-volume history; and A History of the English Speaking Peoples, a six-volume work was completed toward the end of his life. In 1953, Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature, in recognition of his extensive writing as well as for his speeches throughout a long, distinguished career as a statesman. That same year, Queen Elizabeth II knighted Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill died on January 24, 1965, at the age of 70.

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