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Winston Churchill. "The Bright Gleam of Victory," 1942
Late in November 1942, Churchill addressed a worldwide radio audience. He noted the recent British victory in Egypt, and he praised the "perfect comradeship and understanding" responsible for the successful Anglo-American landings in western North Africa. Responding indirectly to those critical of the British preference for Mediterranean operations—as opposed to a more direct assault into northwest Europe—he termed North Africa "not a seat but a springboard" and observed that it faced "the underside of subjugated Europe."

Object Details:
Sound reel. OWI Radio Collection, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress (184)

Related Theme:
World War II

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