• PRINCESS ELIZABETH 'MESSAGE TO EVACUATED CHILDREN

     Churchill's speech continued  for 1S4 group 2 :

    In the first part of the speech, Churchill warns the British that they will go through the worst hardships in the history of their country.  He tells them that the war will last for a very long time. He explains his policy to the Members of Parliament (in the House of Commons). He is determined to fight the enemy. He claims that British people will do their best to beat /defeat  the Germans wherever they may be. In this text, the Germans are depicted as the worst monsters that ever lived. They are described as bloodthirsty people.

    Here is a better photo than the one I gave in class:

    here you have access to the speech you studied on Tuesday and the transcript:

    PRINCESS ELIZABETH ADDRESSES CHIDREN

    http://youtu.be/89CJ_8lqDdA

    My sister Margaret Rose and I feel so much for you, as we know from experience what it means to be away from those you love most of all. To you living in new surroundings, we send a message of true sympathy and at the same time we would like to thank the kind people who have welcomed you to their homes in the country.

    All of us children who are still at home think continually of our friends and relations who have gone overseas, who have travelled thousands of miles to find a wartime home and a kindly welcome in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America. My sister and I feel we know quite a lot about these countries: our father and mother have so often talked to us of their visits to different parts of the world. So it is not difficult for us to picture the sort of life you are all leading and to think of all the new sights you must be seeing and the adventures you must be having. But I am sure that you to are often thinking of the old country. I know you won’t forget us. It just because we are not forgetting you that I want, on behalf of all the children at home, to send you our love and best wishes to you and to your kind hosts as well.

    Before I finish, I can truthfully say to you all that we children at home are full of cheerfulness and courage. We are trying to do all we can to help our gallant sailors, soldiers and airmen and we are trying too to bear our own share of the danger and sadness of war. We know, every one of us, that in the end all will be well, for God will care for us and give us victory and peace. And when peace comes, remember, it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place.

    My sister is by my side and we are both going to say goodnight to you. Come on, Margaret. (Margaret: “Goodnight children”). Goodnight, and good luck to you all.

     

    http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/voiceshist/elizabeth/

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/6086116/World-War-2-Thousands-of-children-sent-to-safety.html

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/evacuation/ 

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-11332108

    THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA
     

     READ PAGE 3 OF THIS GUIDE / THE BLITZ

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/subjects/history/ww2clips/eyewitness/evacuees_children

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/wwtwo_movies_evacuees/index_embed.shtml

     Kate Bush's famous song 

    "Oh England, My Lionheart", with lyrics,  referring to  WWII, a dying  spitfire pilot declares his love for his country

    Winston churchill was sometimes said to have a lion's heart...he was also referred to as Lionheart....

     

     

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