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Winston Churchill [electronic resource]: From the WPA Film Library Speeches Collection

Let us...brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will say, 'This was their finest hour.' -Winston Churchill Items in this compilation include, * Churchill's speech given at Guildhall, London, on 2/23/40 at a luncheon held in honor of the crews of the Exeter and the Ajax after their victory during the battle of the River Plate * His "Their Finest Hour" address, given before the House of Commons on 6/18/40 * His "The Few" address, given before the House of Commons on 8/20/40 * A speech to the Allied delegates at St. James's Palace given on 6/12/41 * An address to the U.S. Congress given on 12/26/41 * An address made to the Canadian Parliament on 12/30/41 * A speech delivered in Moscow during 1 [...]
Online
1990
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Freighter Launch, 1938

Launch of a freighter for service on inland Great Lakes Waterway.
Online
1938
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: US Ambassador to Germany Replaced, 1938

US switches ambassadors to Germany; Hugh Wilson replaces William Dodd; Dodd says he doesn't want to be an envoy to a fascist state that denies religious and intellectual liberties.
Online
1938
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Churchill Speech, 1939

Churchill speech after outbreak of war; says that Britons won't believe Nazi propaganda and won't quit.
Online
1939
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Evacuation From Dunkirk, 1940

World War II - Evacuation of BEF (British Expeditionary Force) from Dunkirk
Online
1940
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Air Combat, 1940

World War II - RAF in action. Air-to-air shots of RAF (Royal Air Force) planes in dogfights with Luftwaffe.
Online
1940
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Invasion of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg, 1940

World War II - Nazi Germany invades Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Churchill becomes British Prime Minister.
Online
1940
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: British Troops in Belgium, 1940

World War II - BEF (British Expeditionary Force) moves into Belgium
Online
1940
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Air Combat by the RAF, 1940

World War II - RAF fighters in action. Air-to-air shots of RAF in dogfights
Online
1940
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Australian Soldiers, 1940

World War II - Narrated newsreel piece about R+R for Australian soldiers
Online
1940
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Churchill Speech About the Battle of Britain, 1940

World War II - Battle of Britain footage w/audio of Churchill speech praising RAF pilots for defending Britain; "never have so many owed so much to so few
Online
1940
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Japan Bombs Chungking, 1940

World War II - Japanese bombing of Chungking
Online
1940
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Invasion of Luxembourg - German Language, 1940

World War II - German newsreel of invasion of Luxembourg by the Nazis. German Voiceover.
Online
1940
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Invasion of the Low Countries - German Language, 1940

World War II - German newsreel of invasion of Low Countries. German Voiceover
Online
1940