Winston Churchill's Speeches

"Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory. He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great king. He is an independent force in the world. Abandoned by his party, betrayed by his friends, stripped of his offices, whoever can command this power is still formidable."

Winston Churchill is widely considered to be one of the greatest speakers of the 20th century. Among his most famous speeches were those in 1940 when Churchill rallied a nation with his words and optimism.

Click Here to hear audio clips from many Winston Churchill's speeches.

1890-1939

The Influenza
Churchill Letter to Churchill
Churchill Letter to Rhodes
Churchill's 1919 War Office Memorandum
Bolshevism and Imperial Sedition
Mass Effects in Modern Life
Fifty Years Hence
Penny-in-the-Slot Politics
Abdication of King Edward VIII
I Have Watched This Famous Island (Danube Basin)
Disaster of the First Magnitude (Munich)
The Lights are Going Out
A Hush Over Europe
War Speech

1941-1946

Churchill's Broadcast on the Soviet-German War
Some Chicken; Some Neck
The Old Lion
Give Us the Tools
The Fourth Climacteric
Do Your Worst; We'll Do Our Best
Never Give In, Never, Never, Never
Christmas Message
Address to Joint Session of US Congress
The Invasion of France
Churchill announces the Surrender of Germany
Victory in Europe
Sinews of Peace
MIT Mid-Century Convocation
The Council of Europe
Churchill's United States Citizenship

1940

Be Ye Men of Valour
Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat
Winston Churchill to Franklin D. Roosevelt (1940)
Winston Churchill to Franklin D. Roosevelt (November 16, 1940)
Winston Churchill to Franklin D. Roosevelt (November 23, 1940)
Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (August 19, 1940)
Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (June 13, 1940)
Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (March 5, 1940)
Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (March 5, 1940)
Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (May 30, 1940)
Their Finest Hour
We Shall Fight on the Beaches
Alterations to Winston Churchill to Franklin D. Roosevelt (Dec. 7, 1940)
The Few
Churchill's First Radio Address as Prime Minister
Every Man to His Post
Neville Chamberlain
A House of Many Mansions
War of the Unknown Warriors

 

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