Analytical Essay On The Book "Finest Hour." Highlighting Churhill's Role In The Battle Of Britain

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Churchill: “The Force of Resistance”The Battle of Britain marked the end of Germany’s consecutive victories during World War II. The Germans failed in their task to demoralize the British population with a relentless bombing campaign on British cities. Great Britain’s victory sent the message to Hitler and the rest of the world that Great Britain would not roll over when facing the worst the Nazi’s had to offer. In Finest Hour, authors Tim Clayton and Phil Craig give support to the idea that British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, was the heart of the British population’s audacity during this devastating time.Durring the first months of 1940 there was very ...view middle of the document...

Above all, he completely dismissed the idea of any sort of peace with Germany which would inevitably place Great Britain under German dictatorship. The Cabinet responded with overwhelming enthusiasm to Churchill.2“Churchill placed morale at the heart of his policymaking.” 3 Churchill’s speeches often renewed the spirits of the British people. His determination to boost resolve of the people gave the British a profound sense of purpose. Churchill gave a powerful speech to a demoralized population on June 4, 1940. Churchill’s skill was not in making light of a hard situation but in inspiring British people to work to overcome the odds. The authors give Churchill credit for boosting British resolve in a speech when he expounded on the battle of Dunkirk. They described him as painting a picture of the war as “thrilling.” He gave excitement and courage to the people by portraying the war as a heroic enterprise. 4The authors mentioned several first hand impressions Churchill made on British subjects during the war. This gives solid evidence that supports Churchill’s importance to the British people. WAAFs are depicted listening and cheering to a radio broadcast of a speech by...

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