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Our Finest Hour

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
04-09-2015
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Barcode:
5060088441480
Packaging:
Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)
Catalog Number:
GLMY108
Our Finest Hour
Our Finest Hour

Description

Relive the sounds of a nation at war 75 years on from an epic moment in our history. In the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone against the Nazi menace, threatened by invasion yet galvanised anew by the bulldog spirit of Winston Churchill. The events of those few months - the miraculous evacuation of our army from the beaches of Dunkirk, the courage of 'The Few' as the RAF took on the Luftwaffe in the skies above southern England, the beginning of Hitler's aerial blitz on our cities - not only saved our islands but changed the whole course of the Second World War. Now, 75 years later, we recall those epic times through the newsreels, broadcasts and music of 1940 and beyond - from the sounds of Spitfires and sirens to Churchill himself in full rhetorical flow, from Vera Lynn assuring us that We'll Meet Again to the chin-up comedy songs of Florence Desmond, Max Miller and more. Hear reports of the raging fires around St Paul's as the bombers struck, listen spellbound to a live commentary of a dogfight over the Channel, and be moved by HM The Queen's message to the people of the commonwealth - all in a unique audio presentation that offers an amazing window on life in Britain during one of history's great turning points. Cherry picking from the finest archive material available, 'Our Finest Hour' will fascinate and inspire in equal measure. Plus, bonus DVD: 'The Story of the Spitfire'. A 60-minute colour documentary featuring recollections from members of 'The Few'.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Their Finest Hour (June 18, 1940) - The Rt. Hon Winston Churchill
  3. Spitfire Prelude And Fugue (extract) - Halle Orchestra Conducted By Sir William Walton
  4. Two Spitfires Flypast
  5. RAF March Past - Central Band Of The RAF Conducted By Wing Commander A E Sims
  6. Reading: An Airman's Letter To His Mother - Sir John Gielgud
  7. He Wants To Be A Pilot - Dorothy Wick With Oscar Rabin And His Band
  8. The Few (August 20, 1940) - The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill
  9. The Grand Old Man - Max Miller
  10. I Fell In Love With An Airman - Tessie O'Shea
  11. Live Radio Broadcast: Air Battle Over The English Channel (July 14, 1940) Part I - Charles Gardner
  12. Live Radio Broadcast: Air Battle Over The English Channel (July 14, 1940) Part II - Charles Gardner
  13. Carry On - Ambrose And His Orchestra, With Vocal Chorus By Jack Cooper
  14. Speech To The People Of The Commonwealth - HM The Queen
  15. (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover - Vera Lynn With Mantovani And His Orchestra
  16. The Spitfire Song - Joe Loss And His Orchestra, With Vocal Chorus By Sam Browne
  17. Hawker Hurricane And Supermarine Spitfire In Flight - Announced By Group Capt. Douglas Bader
  18. Supermarine Spitfire "Beating The Aerodrome Up" - Announced By Group Capt. Douglas Bader
  19. It's A Pair Of Wings For Me - Nat Gonella And His New Georgians
  20. A Pair Of Silver Wings - Anne Shelton With Ambrose And His Orchestra
  21. We Shall Fight On The Beaches (June 4, 1940) - The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill
  22. There'll Always Be An England - Jack Payne And His Orchestra, With Robert Ashley Vocals
  23. Radio Announcement: This Is London Calling - Arthur Burrows
  24. Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer - Anne Shelton With Ambrose And His Orchestra
  25. I Didnt Really Never Oughter Ave Went - Doris Hare
  26. The Deepest Shelter In Town - Florence Desmond
  27. Wartime Radio Broadcast: The Bombing Of London - Quentin Reynolds
  28. It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow - Al Bowlly
  29. When They Sound The Last All-Clear - Vera Lynn With Mantovani And His Orchestra
  30. All-Clear Air Raid Siren
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