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Churchill: "What Kind of a People Do They Think We Are?"

On the 26th of December, 1941, Winston Churchill became the first British Prime Minister to address a joint session of the American Congress.  During this speech - in which he thundered against the Axis forces - he asserted that:

We are the masters of our fate!

He also posed rhetorical questions, like:

What kind of a people do they think we are?

This is a recording of that famous speech which Churchill delivered in the Senate Chamber

He had turned 67 years old, the prior month, and traveled to the U.S. in a Boeing 314 Flying Boat.  We see him, in this photograph, with his wartime pilot - Captain John Cecil Kelly-Rogers - shortly after the Congressional address.


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December 26, 1941 speech of Winston Churchill to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.  Clip online, courtesy Library of Congress.

 

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