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Winston Churchill
As World War II Commences, Winston Churchill Calls For “the defeat of Hitler and all he stands for...” A very rare and powerful letter denouncing Hitler and Hitlerism by name.
1609. 16/09/1939. ""The zeal and craftsmanship of those who like them are equipping our fighting forces, will be a decisive factor in the defeat of Hitler and all he stands for. I shall be glad if you will convey to them my conviction that in their present occupations they are serving their King and Country""At 8:30 AM on September 1, Churchill was awakened by telephone and told that German armies had invaded Poland, thus starting the Second World War. He had been warning of this calamity for six years, years in which he was the lone leadership voice counseling alertness and preparedness. Ignored or ridiculed, in the political wilderness, he was now proven right. Later in the day he drove to London to meet Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who advised him that he would like Churchill to enter the Government. On the morning of September 3, Chamberlain broadcast that Britain was at war with Germany, and Churchill joined the War Cabinet as First Lord of the Admiralty. That day, the signal went out to all ships and naval bases: ""Winston is back!""Churchill’s arrival in government and at the Admiralty energized both. He immediately began sending voluminous memos to everyone in and out of his department, giving instructions and opinions, seeking assessments and comments, and asking for reports of all kinds. These notes often ended with ""pray inform me"" or  ""pray send me,"" so they quickly became known as the ""First Lord's Prayers."" Within the Admiralty, Churchill made the staff, both civilan and military, feel that they were under his eye. At the same time, he exhibit … [Click Below for Full Description]
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