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We Shall Fight on the Beaches Hardback Book

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We Shall Fight on the Beaches Hardback Book

The Speeches that Inspired History

From the stirring cries of Garibaldi’s ‘To arms, then, all of you!’ and Reagan’s ‘Tear down this wall!’ This book shows how, in times of national uncertainty, mere words may become instruments of war or peace, and have the potential to change the course of history.

The hard-backed book features a monochrome cover image of Churchill standing before his troops, and is laid out in chapters that take the reader on a journey from the Funeral Oration of Pericles in 431BC via Julius Caesar, William the Conqueror, Elizabeth 1, George Washington and a host of famous orators through the first and second World Wars right into the seventies and Salvador Allende’s Farewell to the Nation, finishing with Ronald Reagan’s speech delivered beside the Berlin Wall in 1987.

The book encapsulates some of the greatest speeches ever delivered and gives a broad view of the great sweep of history as commented upon by world leaders. It is divided into chapters, each of which begins with a background to the moment when the speech was delivered, followed by the speech itself, finishing with the consequences that followed it.

Coming over seas and mountains, crossing frontiers bristling with bayonets, sought by raving dogs thirsting to tear their flesh, these men reached our country as crusaders for freedom, to fight and die for Spain’s liberty and independence threatened by German and Italian Fascism. They gave up everything – their loves, their countries, home and fortune, fathers, mothers, wives, brothers, sisters and children – and they came and said to us: ‘We are here. Your cause, Spain’s cause, is ours. It is the cause of all advanced and progressive mankind.’ Dolores Ibarruri, ‘La Pasionaria’

Perfect as a gift for anyone interested in history and politics, this book makes a great stocking filler at Christmas or an inspired birthday or Father’s Day gift.

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Product Book
Material Paper
Colour Black, Cream, Grey, Red
Height (cm) 20.5
Width (cm) 13.5
Depth (cm) 2.5

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