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Reference to Mr. Churchill's speech in Maple Leaf Gardens when the amplifying system broke down. The speaker's experience writing a book about Mr. Churchill. Describing Winston Churchill. Seeing the human side of Mr. Churchill. Personal reminiscences and anecdotes of the speaker's experiences as Mr. Churchill's secretary. Understanding the politician and war leader. Mr. Churchill's affect on the British nation. The debate in the United States with regard to the war. Mr. Churchill's lonely battle against the general desire for peace at all costs. How Mr. Churchill has infused the common people of England with his own resolute spirit of defiance. June, 1940 as the grimmest month in England's history. Reference to Mr. Churchill's oratorical response to that crisis in his "finest hour" speech. The recent bombing of Westminster Abbey. A concluding quotation from the English poet Thomas Gray, author of the famous Elegy, and his prophetic vision of war and victory.