Into the Storm (2009): We Shall Never Surrender
  • History → British History → "We shall fight on the beaches" Speech

Winston Churchill gives a speech to the House of Commons that describes the Dunkirk evacuation and warns of a possible invasion attempt by the Nazis. The speech also prepared the British citizens for France's falling out of the war without in any way releasing France to do so. Churchill instills in the British people the idea that they will eventually be victorious in the war.

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  1. Why do you think Churchill doesn't want Dunkirk to be considered a victory?
  2. What is Churchill's warning to the British people?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish-American War), 1914...
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    identify reasons for U.S. involvement in World War II, including Italian, German, and Japanese dicta...
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    analyze major issues of World War II, including the Holocaust; the internment of German, Italian, an...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze major military events of World War II, including the Battle of Midway, the U.S. military adv...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the causes and impact of World War II. The student is expected to:
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    explain the roles of various world leaders, including Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Hideki Tojo, J...
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    explain the major causes and events of World War II, including the German invasions of Poland and th...

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