Churchill on Europe

Author: Felix Klos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786720993

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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'When the Nazi power was broken, I asked myself what was the best advice I could give to my fellow citizens here in this island and across the channel in our ravaged continent. There was no difficulty in answering the question. My counsel to Europe can be given in a single word: Unite!'Sir Winston Churchill in 1947After the Second World War, with Europe in ruins, the victorious Winston Churchill swore to build a peace that would last.Together with a group of thinkers and politicians, Churchill began to build the institutions and the political will that would eventually lead to what we now know as the European Union.He believed in a united Europe, and wanted Britain to play a leading role. This book, based in part on new evidence, reveals his vision: Britain as a leading member of the European family. On the 23rd June this book asks us all to think carefully: what would Churchill have done?
Churchill's Last Stand

Author: Felix Klos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786722928

Category: History

Page: 368

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After the Second World War, with much of Europe in ruins, the victorious Winston Churchill swore to build a peace across Europe that would last a generation.
Europe Unite

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031912424

Category: Europe

Page: 528

View: 305

"The 52 speeches and broadcasts which comprise this collection were delivered from 1847 to 1948, when Churchill was serving as Leader of the Opposition. The socialist Labour Party commanded a huge majority at this time, yet Churchill remained undeterred, as demonstrated by the wit and verve of this collection. Both foreign and domestic issues are considered, including escalating violence in Palestine, unsteady relations with America and the Soviet Union, conscription, nationalisation and Britain's postwar economic and imperial decline. This book was first published in time for the General Election of 1950, when Labour's majority was reduced to six. By 1951 Churchill had been restored to the office of Prime Minister"--Bloomsbury Collections.
Churchill on Europe

Author: Felix Klos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786730992

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 238

'When the Nazi power was broken, I asked myself what was the best advice I could give to my fellow citizens here in this island and across the channel in our ravaged continent. There was no difficulty in answering the question. My counsel to Europe can be given in a single word: Unite!'Sir Winston Churchill in 1947After the Second World War, with Europe in ruins, the victorious Winston Churchill swore to build a peace that would last.Together with a group of thinkers and politicians, Churchill began to build the institutions and the political will that would eventually lead to what we now know as the European Union.He believed in a united Europe, and wanted Britain to play a leading role. This book, based in part on new evidence, reveals his vision: Britain as a leading member of the European family. On the 23rd June this book asks us all to think carefully: what would Churchill have done?
Churchill's Legacy

Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408880234

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 771

Churchill's Legacy describes how Churchill wielded his influence in post-war politics to enable the restoration of Europe through two key speeches in 1946. Having first helped bring victory to the Allies in 1945, Churchill went on to preserve the freedom of the world by gaining the support of the United States in the restoration of Europe. In Fulton Missouri, Churchill alerted America to the reality of 'Uncle Joe' - a tyrant determined to dominate Europe at any cost. Churchill called for an Anglo-American alliance based on their shared values and the deterrent of America's possession of the atomic bomb. Churchill also urged the Americans to recognise the debt they owed Britain for opposing Hitler in 1940. In doing so, he contributed to the US thinking behind the need for the Marshall Plan. In Zurich, Churchill boldly proposed a partnership between France and Germany: a United States of Europe. The hatred stirred up by the war had to be replaced by partnership for Europe to recover its economic vitality and regain its moral stature. Together, the Anglo-American Alliance and a United States of Europe led by France and Germany would have the power to 'smite the crocodile' of Soviet ambition. To understand what Churchill intended with these two speeches requires perspective. The daring of his imagination and the scale of his architecture for a new Western Alliance was extraordinary. At the time, not many recognized the symmetry of what was proposed. At Churchill's funeral in 1965, commentators bemoaned the end of an era. In truth, Churchill was the catalyst of a new era-one built upon effective defence, economic revival, and European unity. His speeches have been added to UNESCO'S International Memory of the World Register.
The European Union and Brexit

Author: Franklin D Bustillos Galvez

Publisher:

ISBN: 170975348X

Category:

Page: 134

View: 565

In Europe, it seems that certain segments do not value in their real dimension the significance and meaning of the existence of the EU, which culmination and successful outcome of this wonderful process of integration of the ECSC and EEC. The EU represents - for humanity - the greatest economic, political and social legacy of the 20th century, coming from leaders such as Schumann, Adenauer, Churchill, and others; that, in a visionary way, they worked to unite the European family in an environment of peace, solidarity, and prosperity; therefore, they are called "Parents of Europe" and of the "EU". The EU is a dream come true, achieved with great spirit, weighing the past and looking to the future; and, thanks to its integration, Europe, like never before, enjoys peace for 74 years. This fact alone justifies the existence of the EU. Like any great human work, the EU also has detractors, skeptics, and discontents; this is the case of the "Brexit Pact" that seeks the exit of the United Kingdom from the EU when the ideal would be to join the family and the European cause, as Churchill "Father of the United States of Europe" would have wished. In addition, the EU is the living image of Europe in the world and an example of growth and joint development in a civilized context of peace, freedom, cooperation, and solidarity, among its peoples, with the international community and the Planet.
Winston Churchill, Myth and Reality

Author: Richard M. Langworth

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476665832

Category: History

Page: 256

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"In challenging popular misperceptions, Langworth has taken Churchill out of the clutches of both the worshipful and the iconoclasts, thus giving him over to the appreciative..those who can look at him, warts and all."--Warren Kimball, editor of Churchill & Roosevelt: The Complete Correspondence "No one alive knows more about Winston Churchill than Richard Langworth, his vicar on earth. This superb book lays bare the lies told by some, but also reveals new truths about The Greatest Englishman."--Andrew Roberts, Lehrman Institute Distinguished Scholar, New-York Historical Society "No one is better qualified than Richard Langworth, a lifelong student of Churchill, to strip away the falsehoods that belittle the personality, the career and the greatness of this giant historical figure."--Paul Addison, University of Edinburgh. Winston Churchill, indispensable when liberty was in peril, died in 1965. Yet he is still accused of numerous sins, from alcoholism and racism to misogyny and warmongering. On the Internet, he simmers in a stew of imagined misdeeds--using poison gas, firebombing Dresden, causing the Bengal famine, and so on. Drawing on the author's fifty years of research and writing on Churchill, this book uncovers scores of myths surrounding him--the popular and the obscure--to reveal what he really said and did about many issues. Churchill had two personas--one that thought deeply about the nature of humanity, and one that helped to solve seemingly intractable problems. In his many decades in public life, he made mistakes, but his faults were eclipsed by his virtues.
This Blessed Plot

Author: Hugo Young

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: UOM:39015073974571

Category: History

Page: 558

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A survey of the relationship between Britain and Europe, drawing from recently available material and in-depth interviews, discusses the role of figures from Churchill to Tony Blair in changing perspectives of this important and often difficult association. 12,000 first printing.