[78-L] Churchill's Secret Cabinet

DAVID BURNHAM burnhamd at rogers.com
Sat Jul 13 02:03:21 PDT 2013

The ones I have are in an album called, "Prime Minister Wartime Broadcasts, May - September, 1940", on HMV.  Since they're called "broadcasts" and not speeches may mean they are different from Parliamentary speeches.


> From: Sammy Jones <sjones69 at bellsouth.net>
>To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com 
>Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2013 2:31:05 AM
>Subject: Re: [78-L] Churchill's Secret Cabinet
>I believe Mike Biel is doing research on this very topic.
>From what I remember, many think some of Churchill's wartime broadcasts are 
>thought to *possibly* be by Sterling Holloway because the PM couldn't make 
>it to the studio for the broadcast (no broadcats could originate from the 
>British House of Commons).
>Here's an article I just found:
>It is important to remember that many of the audio clips from Churchill's 
>famous speeches that are floating around were made long after the fact by 
>Churchill for Decca, which may explain why they sound differently from 
>others recorded during the war.
>I have several lacquer recordings of Churchill from BBC shortwave broadcats 
>made by an American radio station during the war.  Now I've got to dig them 
>out and listen again!
>Sammy Jones
>David Burnham wrote:
>> I just listened to the complete broadcast and it was very interesting. 
>> ?They talk about there being a large number of Harry Lauder recordings but 
>> every example they played was from the single 12 inch disc, "Harry Lauder 
>> Medley". ?I wish they had identified the music they were playing 
>> throughout, it sounds like it may be from Vaughan-Williams but I couldn't 
>> recognize it. ?I have heard that most, if not all, of the recordings of 
>> Winston Churchill's speeches made during the war were in fact read by an 
>> actor and are not Churchill's voice at all. ?The recording from 1909 
>> sounds like a different voice than the recordings from 1941 but there's no 
>> mention of this in the text. ?I do agree that though there have been many 
>> great orators in the 20th century, he was perhaps the greatest.
>> db?
>>> From: Sammy Jones <sjones69 at bellsouth.net>
>>>To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
>>>Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 2:16:55 AM
>>>Subject: [78-L] Churchill's Secret Cabinet
>>>Right now on BBC Radio 4's website, a documentary on Winston Churchill's
>>>record collection - including homemade lacquers of some of his speeches.
>>>I've only had time to listen to the first 15 minutes, but it seems
>>>Only a few days left to listen:
>>>Sammy Jones
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