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Winston Churchill Reads His "Their Finest Hour" Speech ca. 1940. Part 1

Author: Films Media Group,; WPA Film Library.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, [1940] 2007. ℗©1940
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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When the French government conceded defeat to Nazi Germany on June 18, 1940, British prime minister Winston Churchill announced in a speech to the House of Commons that Britain would continue to fight. More than 800 British fighter planes were ready to defend against the German Luftwaffe, which began air raids against Britain in July 1940. By May 1941 the Royal Air Force's superior tactics secured a victory in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Newsreels
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films Media Group,; WPA Film Library.
OCLC Number: 957614004
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by WPA Film Library, 1940.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 31, 2007.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, Nov. 2, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (4 min., 23 sec.)) : sound
Contents: Winston Churchill Reads His "Their Finest Hour" Speech (Part One) ca. 1940 (4:23).
Responsibility: WPA Film Library.

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When the French government conceded defeat to Nazi Germany on June 18, 1940, British prime minister Winston Churchill announced in a speech to the House of Commons that Britain would continue to fight. More than 800 British fighter planes were ready to defend against the German Luftwaffe, which began air raids against Britain in July 1940. By May 1941 the Royal Air Force's superior tactics secured a victory in the Battle of Britain.

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