The Rhetorical Analysis Of Winston Churchill's Their Finest Hour

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Winston Churchill, in his informational speech, “Their Finest Hour” (June 18th, 1940) explained the military situation and rallied his people for what he probably knew was going to be a tremendous struggle against the Axis. Winston Churchill supports his thesis through, rhetorical questioning, pathos, ethos and logos. Churchill’s purpose was to inform and rally the people in order to strengthen their confidence in Britain 's military. Churchill was addressing the people of Britain as he uses a formal tone, in explaining the military situation. Winston Churchill was born into an aristocratic family, on November 30, 1874 in Woodstock, United Kingdom. He was a British politician, military officer and writer who served as the prime minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. Churchill served in the British Army and worked as a writer before earning his election to Parliament in 1900. After becoming prime minister in 1940, Churchill helped lead a successful Allied strategy with the U.S. and Soviet Union during World War II to defeat the Axis powers and craft post-war peace. Elected as prime minister again in 1951, he introduced key domestic reforms. Winston Churchill gave his speech during the time of WWII. On May 10, 1940, Nazi Germany began an immense attack against Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. Defending those countries were soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force, along with the French, Belgian, and Dutch (Allied) armies. The

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