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Each Year, the Anniversary of September 11 Reminds Me of This Broadcast by Winston Churchill.

September 10th, 2016

Episode 346 of 397 episodes

For me, and for everyone in New York City, and for the world, the day of September 11 stands out from the rest of the year. And each year, I remember how back in 2001, just a month after the terrible events had occurred, I was doing research for my biography of Winston Churchill, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill, and was reading some speeches Churchill gave during the early years of the war. And I noticed that it was on September 11, 1940, that Churchill gave one of his most memorable broadcasts — about the “Blitz,” the brutal nightly bombing of London. Churchill’s words seemed to have been written for our own circumstances. These cruel, wanton, indiscriminate bombings of London are, of course, a part of Hitler’s invasion plans. He hopes, by killing large numbers of civilians, and women and children, that he will terrorise and cow the people of this mighty imperial city, and make them a burden and anxiety to the Government…Little does he know the spirit of the British nation, or the tough fibre of the Londoners…who have been bred to value freedom far above their lives. This wicked man, the repository and embodiment of many forms of ... The post Each Year, the Anniversary of September 11 Reminds Me of This Broadcast by Winston Churchill. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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