Prime Minister Churchill's public utterances are part of contemporary history, not only in that he punctuates the events in his brilliant summations, but that he helps public opinion, re attitudes and points of view, and serves as a to gauge and effect. This volume covers the months from February 22, 1944, to December 31st. A trbled period for England, for in those months the much to England's part in Italy (with the with Poland (where the London Polish Government and Egypt, where the murder of Lord the of the Palestinian Jews. Some of his phrases have -- ""hour of our greatest effort"" -- ""the task which lies before us"" -- ""the spirit of Empire"" and so on. Recurrent mention of the probability of a general election in '45 has already been validated. Statements on De on the rights of small nations, on Basic English, on specifically British problems of post-war planning, education, service pensions. All in all, a good refresher course in 1944 history -- delivered with Churchill's pungent phrase and stimulating vigor. A Public Library Must --but one wonders how large the general public sale continues to be?