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Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat by. Winston Churchill given on May 13, 1940

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Transcript of Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat by. Winston Churchill given on May 13, 1940

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat
By. Winston Churchill
Precedinging Events


Winston Churchill’s first speech to the House of Commons after becoming Prime Minister 3 days before

He discusses the plans they must take in order "to wage war against a monstrous tyranny" for "victory at all costs"



The Occasion:
Speaker
Winston Churchill
born into a noble family November 30, 1874
writer
First Lord of the Admiralty
Member of Parliament - 1908
Gallipoli campaign disaster
warning to Britain of Hitler and Nazi Germany
Prime Minister in 1940-1945 and in 1951-1955
other famous speeches included: We Shall Fight on the Beaches and Finest Hour

"peace for our time" -Neville Chamberlain
September 30, 1938
“Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonor. They chose dishonor.” - Churchill
Munich Agreement
May 10, 1940 - Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of Great Britain
September 3, 1939 is the beginning of World War Two
September 1, 1939 - Germany invades Poland
Thank You
"I beg to move, that this house welcomes the formation of a Government representing the united and inflexible resolve of the nation to prosecute the war with Germany to a victorious conclusion."
May 13, 1940
1) the confidence and unification of the House/Tone: serious
2) give courage to the people/Diction: Symbolic
"It is victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."
3) Literary Devices: Symbols:
"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
4) Rhetoric : Logos, Pathos, Ethos
INTENT:
TONE/DICTION/LITERARY DEVICES/RHETORIC/SYNTAX
"On Friday evening last I received his Majesty's commision to form a new Administration."
"come then, let us go forward together with our united strength."
"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
"I feel sure our cause will not be suffered to fail among men."
Syntax : Confident and persuasive
"You ask what is our aim? I can answer in one word: victory."
Conclusion:
The House passed a unanimous vote pledging their full confidence in Churchill and his new government with "many, many long months of struggle and suffering" ahead.
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