Churchill’s 10 Most Important Speeches from Daily Telegraph of London


Churchill’s stirring oratory is perhaps his greatest legacy. His wartime speeches famously gave the British lion its roar during the darkest days of the Second World War.

Winston Churchill’s 10 most important speeches

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death, here are his ten most influential feats of oratory – including some which history has almost forgotten


Churchill believed, unsurprisingly, in the romantic power of speeches. He wrote that if a man’s oratory was powerful enough he would become an “independent force”. He said a speech should be brought to a climax through a “rapid succession of waves of sound and vivid pictures”.

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