Blood, Toil, Tears And Sweat By Winston Churchill

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Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat is the speech delivered by Winston Churchill at the onset of World War II when Adolf Hitler and his army were conquering over Europe, relentlessly defeating country after country thereby threatening Great Britain. In April 1940, due to German invasion of Norway, the British government under Neville Chamberlain immediately lost its support while Churchill, the First Lord of the Admiralty then, was being praised as the most prominent opponent of Germany ever since before the war. Thus, the cabinet agreed to claim Churchill as the next prime minister of Great Britain. Obtaining even the trust of the opposing party, Churchill was endorsed by key members of the new War Cabinet after three days. He then gave his first speech as the Prime Minister to the House of Commons on May 13th 1940, asking the house for the confidence in him and his new government. This speech is later assigned among the top ten…show more content…
Presumably the first occurrence of the phrase dates back to Sermons on Various Subjects written by Christmas Evans: “Christ the High Priest of our profession… was bathed in his own blood, sweat, and tears.” Evans is thought to have brought up the phrase from The King James Bible, for he was devoted Christian himself. After Evans, numerous famous historical figures, including Garibaldi, John Donne, Lord Byron, Lord Alfred Douglas and Theodore Roosevelt. The patent distinction Churchill holds apart from his predecessors is that Churchill was indisputably the first person to popularize the phrase. For Churchill distinctly used the phrase in such a influential speech, the phrase for the first time could be remembered; therefore, he deserves the praise for such a clever saying that is still used
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