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Our Finest Hour at Newcastle City Hall

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In commemoration of the miracle of Dunkirk and the decisive victory of the Battle of Britain, Our Finest Hour will see stars of stage and screen Kevin Whately host this triumphant and rousing concert at Newcastle City Hall on Fri 28 Sep 2018.

Featuring vocalist Annie Gill and the BBC Big Band, with music director Barry Forgie, Our Finest Hour looks back in the words and music of World War Two, bringing together the famous speeches of Winston Churchill and the best tunes of the time from the dance halls and wireless.

The Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain is about to begin… The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free

and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.”

Winston Churchill, 18 June 1940

As Britain stood alone, facing the most fearful odds, Winston Churchill rallied the nation with his historic speeches, laying bare the enormous task that had to be undertaken on the road to final victory. Across the Channel, after the miracle of Dunkirk, the Germans readied their invasion plans but the Battle of Britain denied the Luftwaffe control of the skies and the Nazis turned instead towards attacking the Soviet Union. The music and songs of the era evoke so tellingly the national feelings of pride and determination mixed with typical British humour and a touch of self-deprecation. It really was Our Finest Hour.

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