Winston Churchill's Blood, Toil, Tears And Sweat

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On May 10, 1940, Winston Churchill was appointed Prime Minister of England. On May 13, 1940, Churchill delivered his speech titled, “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat”, which warned England about the difficult times to come. By 1940, Adolf Hitler was conquering much of Europe, and the United Kingdom was getting ready to enter into World War II. In what would become one of the greatest speeches of all time, Winston Churchill told the people of England that they had no choice but to prepare for what would be a very hard-fought war against the Nazi regime. The subject of Churchill’s speech is to explain the predicament of England to the British people. In order to survive as a nation, England would have to defeat the Nazi army. Churchill must explain to the people that they do not have a choice; that they must fight in order to survive. The occasion of the speech is just after Winston Churchill’s inauguration. This was the first speech he delivered, and in order to establish himself in front of the nation, he had to deliver a powerful speech. The immediate audience of Churchill’s speech…show more content…
He was also a very accomplished writer. Winston Churchill wrote nearly every speech he delivered, and edited them diligently with his own unique style by making markings for his own reference on how to deliver his speech. Before becoming prime minister, he published a famous four-volume account of World War I, and after he finished in Parliament, he wrote a six-volume memoir. In 1953, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature for his speeches and literary accomplishments, validating his position as an effective communicator. Churchill possessed an understanding of the complex, escalating issue with Hitler, and knew what must be done to stop him. Better than anything else, he knew how to explain his intentions and the times to come to the common people
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