SECRET SESSION SPEECHES by Winston S.  Churchill

SECRET SESSION SPEECHES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Life Magazine published three of these speeches made in secret sessions of Parliament, -- The Battle of the Atlantic, The Fall of Singapore, Darlan and the North African Landings -- and good publicity cleared the newsstands of the issues almost as they came from the press-evidence of the lively interest in what the Prime Minister has said. As of today, there seems nothing sensational or startling in them -- it has now been told. They are matter of fact explanations of unpalatable truths, -- the necessity of secrecy, the tragic loss in shipping, the plans for meeting the U-boat peril, the reverses in the Far East. Some of the material seems in direct contradiction to statements made by others -- particularly the material on the Darlan contretemps -- so this is important for the record, as primary source material. It lacks -- however -- the spark that distinguishes Churchill's more public utterances.
Pub Date: Aug. 22nd, 1946
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1946




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