3 Famous Winston Churchill Speeches
Sir Winston Churchill, the greatest wartime leader in history, Nobel Prize winner in Literature and known by many as one of the most eloquent speakers of the 20th century. Churchill’s speeches not only sounded great but they also gave inspiration to millions of people, especially when the nation was going through one of the toughest and the most trying of times.
Not many people are aware of Winston Churchill’s speech impediment, which took countless hours of practice to overcome and finally in a speech, he stated “My impediment is no hindrance.” Churchill became quite famous world over for the style of his speech and never failed to awe his audience with his carefully chosen words. Now let’s study 3 famous Winston Churchill speeches chronologically.
- We Shall Fight on the Beaches: On June 4 1940, barely a year after the start of the Second World War, Churchill delivered this landmark speech to the House of Commons during the period of the Battle of France. He detailed in this speech, a possible scenario of an invasion attempt by Hitler’s Nazi Army. One of the most famous lines of this memorable speech are:
The audience in the house roared in a unanimous cheer!
- Their Finest Hour: This was a set of three speeches that Churchill gave during the period of Battle of France. This speech was also presented to the House of Commons on 18th June 1940 barely after a month of Winston Churchill taking over as the Prime Minister of UK.
- The Sinews of Peace: Perhaps the most legendary speech in the history of mankind, ‘The Sinews of Peace’ better known as the ‘Iron Curtain’ speech was given by Winston Churchill on 5th March 1946 at the Westminster College. He used the phrase ‘Iron Curtain’ to describe Eastern Europe which was under the influence of the Soviet Union. One of the most famous line of this speech is “From Stetting in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an “Iron Curtain” has descended across the continent”