Searing empassioned oratory has illuminated and embellished great moments of our modern history. Powerful speeches can equally be hymns to democratic freedom or their darker counterpart -despicable tirades of hate and prejudice. Speeches That Changed The World, starts with Adolf Hitlers propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels and his vile rants against the Jewish population and his exhortations to encourage students to burn thousands of books banned by the Nazis. The high point of the Nazi calendar was the annual Party Rally in the city of Nuremberg where Adolf Hitler gave a passionate speech in 1934 to the German youth organisation, the Hitlerjugend. British Prime Minister Nevile Chamberlain’s famous Peace of our Time speech in 1938 followed by his successor, Winston Churchill with his blood, sweat and tears, speech at the outbreak of war. The battle of France is over, The Battle of Britain is about to begin, were his stirring words after the British retreat from Dunkirk. Then, after the Battle, his immortal speech celebrating the valour and honour of the few RAF fighter pilots. American President Roosevelt s Day of infamy speech after Japan s attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941 is included with General Douglas MacArthur’s acceptance of Japan s surrender aboard the Missouri and his final Old soldiers never die’ speech. Other famous orators include Charles de Gaulle, Emperor Hirohito, Vyacheslav Molotov, Mahatma Gandhi, Ronald Reagan, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, President J.F Kennedy during the Cuba crisis and his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech in Berlin. Martin Luther King’s inspirational “I have a dream” and Richard Nixon s classic “There will be no whitewash at the Whitehouse” assurance during the Watergate scandal of 1972 are also included. This fabulous collection ends with President Barak Obama’s inaugural speech in 2008.
Joseph Goebbels 1933 / Adolf Hitler 1934 Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain 1938
/ Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1939 Vycheslav Molotov 1941 / President FD
Roosevelt 1941 General Charles De Gaulle 1944 / Emperor Hirohito 1945 General
Douglas MacArthur 1945 / Mahatma Gandhi 1942 General Douglas MacArthur 1952 /
President JF Kennedy 1961 Martin Luther King 1963 / President Richard Nixon 1972
President Ronald Reagan 1987 / Prime Minister Kevin Rudd 2008 President Barak
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