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英语篇#6 Radio Address in 1940 - Winston Churchill


英语篇#6 Radio Address in 1940 - Winston Churchill

Summary of the Speech:
- He first openly shared the status in France.
- It was evident that the military situation was near catastrophic 糟蹋透顶的,灾难性的.
- The speech is also known as Be Ye Men of Valour. He mentioned “Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour” (be men of courage) toward the end of the speech.
- It was a rallying cry for the British people, inspiring them to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds.

Some Important Parts of the Speech:
I speak to you for the first time as Prime Minister in a solemn hour for the life of our country, of our empire, of our allies, and, above all, of the cause of freedom.

- "Solemn hour" could refer to a significant or pivotal moment in time that carries a weighty or solemn atmosphere. It may imply a time of reflection, gravity, or importance.

Our task is not only to win the battle – but to win the war… That will be the struggle. In that supreme emergency we shall not hesitate犹豫 to take every step, even the most drastic严厉的,猛烈的, to call forth from our people the last ounce and the last inch of effort of which they are capable.

- Hesitate 犹豫
She hesitated slightly before answering the detective's question.
Please do not hesitate to contact me. 请不要犹豫与我联络

- Drastic 严厉的,猛烈的
Drastic measures 严厉的措施
This seems to be a drastic measure. 这似乎是个严厉的措施
There are drastic changes. 发生了巨大的变化

Having received His Majesty’s commission 委托, I have formed an Administration of men and women of every Party and of almost every point of view. We have differed and quarrelled吵架 in the past; but now one bond联系;关系 unites us all — to wage war 组织,筹备(活动)until victory is won, and never to surrender ourselves to servitude奴役 and shame, whatever the cost and the agony may be.

- Bond 联系;关系/ 债券/ 黏合处
They have a strong bond. 很好的关系

- Quarrel 吵架
What did you quarrel about/over? 你们为什么而争吵?



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