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Winston Churchill's We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches Speech. by tucsonmike on 24 January 2006 1:01am
 
Can anyone post here or email me a copy of that speech. My email is michael.charton@gmail.com

Thanks in advance.
 
Re: Winston Churchill's We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches Speech. by tucsonmike on 24 January 2006 6:10am
 
I got the speech. There is an entire Churchill site. I will post it if there is interest.
 
Re: Winston Churchill's We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches Speech. by Miss-M on 24 January 2006 10:43am
 
Hey Mike, if you remove the h and r in your surname, your name will be Michael Caton like the Australian actor in The Castle. Nice one, eh? :o)
 
Re: Winston Churchill's We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches Speech. by tucsonmike on 25 January 2006 1:14am
 
Nice to know Missy. Never heard of him.
 
Re: Winston Churchill's We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches Speech. by perfectbitch on 25 January 2006 7:03pm
 
Did you know Mike, that it was not Churchill who made that radio speech? It was an actor whose name escapes me. Linz
 
Re: Winston Churchill's We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches Speech. by tucsonmike on 26 January 2006 1:12am
 
Really Linz? Was it the man used as the double for Churchill for security reasons during the war.

I've been to the Cabinet War Rooms. I would go again. That is an unforgettable experience.
 
Re: Winston Churchill's We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches Speech. by George on 26 January 2006 6:32am
 
Churchill's double who made the speech? Now, I can believe that, but are you also saying he didn't write the speech, either? He was somewhere beyond brilliant.

From your perspective, Churchill may have sounded like an ordinary Brit. But to us, he was almost the voice of God.
 
Re: Winston Churchill's We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches Speech. by perfectbitch on 26 January 2006 10:55am
 
I'm not sure who wrote the speech but the orater on the radio was definitely not Winston. I'll see if I can find anything on the web.

He was, undoubtedly, a great war leader but pretty poor in peacetime. There was this one incident which my granfather told me about. A rich seam had been found but to reach it safely entailed tunelling and drilling beneath a large manor house. The owner kicked up a fuss and refused permission (presumably he believed ownership extends down to the mantle)so the miners were told that they would tunnel around the problem which was much more dangerous. The miners refused to do that on the safety issues and there was a stalemate. Chuchill sent troops in to fire over the heads of the miners! My grandfather, who had fought in WW1, never forgave him. Linz
 
Re: Winston Churchill's We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches Speech. by arty_farty on 26 January 2006 12:05pm
 
Churchill was a realy nice guy. i should know. we were almost married then he became PM and i was forced into the background.

the same happened with Dickens and Shakespear
 
Re: Winston Churchill's We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches Speech. by perfectbitch on 26 January 2006 12:41pm
 
I have found out that the actor was Norman Shelley but this is denied by the Churchill Centre. However, Shelley's son recently uncovered an old 78rpm record that clearly proves it was Shelley. Churchill certainly wrote the wonderful speech. http://www.fpp.co.uk/bookchapters/WSC/Observer291000.html Linz
 
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