The bright gleam has caught the helmets of our soldiers and warmed and cheered all our hearts.
The End of the Beginning by Churchill
But Churchill's preeminence as a historical figure owes most to his indispensable leadership during the Second World War, when his soaring and defiant oratory sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said, "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. The seven British first editions of Churchill's wartime speech volumes were all issued by the same publisher and of uniform height and binding with minor variations.
The accompanying dust jackets featured a consistent style for the first six volumes, which varied only in color scheme. The first editions are visually striking, but were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth with thin boards beneath, and the dust jackets were likewise printed on thin paper. Hence the first editions proved highly susceptible to spotting, soiling, fading, and wear, so the passage of time shows on most surviving copies. Churchill's son, Randolph, had served as compiler for the preceding speech volumes Arms and the Covenant and Into Battle. Beginning with the second of Churchill's war speech volumes, The Unrelenting Struggle, Randolph was engaged in war service and Charles Eade, Editor of the Sunday Dispatch, offered his services free of charge.
He performed this service for The End of the Beginning and the balance of Churchill's war speech volumes, as noted on title pages and dust jacket spines. The first edition of The End of the Beginning is bound in coarse, blue cloth. The dust jacket is colored a medium yellow on the upper half transitioning into deep red on the lower half, with print in white and black.
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There were three printings of the British first edition issued between July and August Collectors should note that the first printing dust jackets are unique, second and third printings distinguished by changes to flap content. The U. The illustrated dust jacket is printed red, black, and white with a full length photo of Churchill in his trademark wartime 'Siren Suit' dominating the front panel. The publisher issued seven printings of the U. As with the British editions, there were eventually seven individual U. However, unlike their British counterparts the U.
The first volume, with a U. Putnam's Sons, in a binding style matching Putnam's publications of Great Contemporaries , While England Slept , and Step By Step but with a distinctively unique dust jacket. Reviewer: sjtbiz - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - May 4, Subject: Moderator Needed This is a great collection, however it needs a chronological reference, as it relates to events of that time. Reviewer: Out of Stone - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - September 14, Subject: All in one place.
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There is a substantial amount of British pre spoken word recordings from the arts, to politicians to royalty - nearly all were put onto 78s for public consumption, so it's OUR heritage. Yet there's no single accessible source for them - they're spread all over the place, so it's good that these Churchill recordings, at least, are freely available. Reviewer: Ramsden - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - January 9, Subject: Several Issues 1 May I suggest that someone edit these reviews and remove the especially moronic ones.
They are random rather than chronological.
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Reviewer: Poe - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 25, Subject:. These speeches show what a brilliant and prescient man the world had in Winston Churchill.
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It is truly tragic that, like so many before and after, people refused to believe his words until too late. Fortunately, there was a happy ending to the story, but not before millions died. Were his words heeded, one must wonder what the outcome might have been.
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Reviewer: B. Ob'tuce - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 19, Subject: Micro Tits Frankly my dear, that's utter bullshit!
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Ob'tuce - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 19, Subject: Trollundism I've heard that you can not drink several pints of whiskey every day, pen any of the most memorable and moving speeches of our time, lead your nation to victory not even in football or bang your secretary.