The way he put it himself was: “The nation had the lion’s heart. I had the luck to give the roar.” If you have wondered how Winston Churchill composed those fateful speeches that also wrote world history, check out this revealing BBC Radio analysis from the 40th anniversary of his death in 2005.

How ironic — and touching — that a person with a disease that is gradually taking away his main skill can still advocate so effectively for the very ability he’s losing.

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