Churchill And Friends
The drama of WWII in key wartime speeches by the allied leaders, actuality, song and music. 1 CD. Over 1 hour playing time.
Charting World War II in authentic speeches, sounds and song, CHURCHILL AND FRIENDS is a unique 25-track listening experience delivering all the drama, emotion and passion of a momentous time in world history. From the period immediately before Winston Churchill became Prime Minister to him addressing rejoiceful London crowds on VE-Day, his most stirring speeches and those of his friends and allies – General Montgomery, General Slim, General Eisenhower – are interwoven with the actual sounds of warfare and reportage from the home-front and from the furthest edge of the Empire to deliver a mini-overview of the conflict. Including, key Churchill wartime speeches, Ed Murrow reporting from war-torn Trafalgar Square, General Slim addressing the 14th Army, General Montgomery's D-Day Speech, commentary as British Forces cross the Rhine, announcement of victory at Monte Cassino, and much more.
Always the original artists in the original recordings.
Sensitively restored and digitally remastered.
Full track listing:
1. Bliss: March from ‘Things to Come’ - Arthur Bliss and the London Symphony Orchestra (1.06)
2. A Call To War - The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill (4.14)
3. There’ll Always Be An England - Jack Payne and his Orchestra (3.18)
4. Be Ye Men Of Valour - The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill (3.34)
5. Live Eye-Witness Account Of German Dive Bombers In The Channel (3.33)
6. Broadcast To The USA From Trafalgar Square - Ed Murrow, Reporter (1.58)
7. Their Finest Hour - The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill (1.39)
8. The World Will Sing Again - Betty Driver (3.08)
9. The Crux Of The Whole War - The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill (5.33)
10. Live Eye-Witness Account Of A Dog Fight Over The Channel (3.53)
11. Westward, Look! - The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill (3.07)
12 This Is The Army, Mister Jones - Irving Berlin & Chorus (2.18)
13. The Opening Of The Battle Of El Alamein - Godfrey Talbot, Reporter (0.55)
14. End Of The Beginning - The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill (3.47)
15. Broadcast From Naples: Victory At Monte Cassino, Italy - Ralph Howard, Reporter (2.03)
16. Addressing The 14th Army In Mandalay - General Slim (2.07)
17. Say A Prayer For The Boys Over There - Deanna Durbin (3.06)
18. Of All The Wars - The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill (5.30)
19. D-Day Broadcast To The Allied Forces - General Eisenhower (1.43)
20. D-Day Address To The Allied Forces - General Montgomery (0.58)
21. Serves You Right (You Shouldn’t Have Joined) - George Formby (2.54)
22. Crossing The Rhine With The British Army - Wynford Vaughan Thomas, Reporter (2.03)
23. Adolf - Billy Cotton and his Orchestra (3.06)
24. Report On A Nazi Indoctrination Centre - Wynford Vaughan Thomas, Reporter (3.16)
25. This Is Your Victory - The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill (2.57)