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BBC News – Churchill changed ‘finest’ speech in World War II


It’s probably one of those defining moments in British history, when the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill – barely six weeks in the job, don’t forget – stood in the House of Commons to make this speech.

I knew the more famous broadcast version was subtly different, but it’s nice to know the man was fettling the original right up to the last minute in the House.

It’s just struck me…

With the news that our “unelected” prime minister, Gordon Brown, has fallen on his sword, and let the news vultures feed afresh for the rest of the evening in fevered speculation about all the hung parliament stuff, the thought struck me that it is 70 years ago this very day that another unelected prime minister took the helm.

Winston Churchill.

Now, he didn’t turn out so badly, did he?