Wednesday, October 7, 2015

We shall never surrender

Never Give In: The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches Part 1

Winston S. Churchill

Big Happy Family, LLC
Running Time:
8 h 45 min
Format 4

Who can forget the words "We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!" They were uttered in 1940 by one of the 20th century's greatest orators, Winston Churchill, eager to spur on his countrymen in their fight against Nazi Germany. Now the great man's grandson has gathered Churchill's most memorable words, spanning more than half a century, in times of war and in times of peace. Part of Churchill's gift, his grandson writes, was his ability to address his radio listeners "not as unseen masses but as individuals-he envisioned his audience as a couple and their family gathered around their coal fire in the cottage-home." Any admirer of Churchill's will want to add this audiobook to their library

Dangers of German rearmament  sounded incredulous to the British House of Commons stupefied in a state of disbelief they voluntarily self imposed.. Hitler blueprinted his intentions at Landsberg and the corrupt west was oblivious and blind to them  being blasted forth in Mein Kampf   written at Landsberg.  We share culpability in this abysmal self imposed ignorance for the deeds of evil he created which the weakness of the West brought forth

Churchill's speeches

Admiral Yi Sun Sin

Battle of Myeongryang poster.jpg

Yi, who repelled Japanese invaders in numerous maritime battles during the Imjin War (1592-1598), still commands the respect of many Koreans for his services in defending his country.

Among many astounding war exploits accredited to him, a battle of Myeongryang in 1597, which defeated more than 330 Japanese fleets with only 12, has left a impression with most Koreans because the victory had a decisive effect on terminating the Imjin War in the following year.

"I was curious about how this great man could have such a sturdy faith in his country. Therefore I have been agonizing for how to portray his uprightness, attitude toward the war and military spirit," he said.

Choi also added that he had a "gut" or traditional shamanistic ritual for good luck before shooting with his film crews.

"This was matter of having courtesy to the forebears. Including the battle of Myeongryang, lots of people from both sides including Japan and Korea died during the seven-year-long war," Choi said. 

"Also, the battle of Myeongryang was progressed while the Joseon people actually watched the fight on the distant mountain near the waters, according to the historical record. I want to ask the audience to watch how this record is reenacted on the big screen," the director added.


The film revolves around the titular Battle of Myeongnyang circa 1597, regarded as one of legendary Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin's most remarkable naval victories, in which he led the only 12 ships remaining in his command to a heroic victory against an invading Japanese fleet numbering 330 vessels.[12
  • The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his command. The battle, which took place in the Myeongryang Strait off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula, is considered one of the greatest victories of Yi.
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  • ROARING CURRENTS tells the story of one of Korean history's most astonishing military victories by its most revered strategist, Admiral Yi Sun-shin. In 1597, the Japanese navy under Admiral Todo takes advantage of an unsuspecting Joseon state and reinvades, decimating the Joseon fleet in doing so. Despite losing his position for enraging the king, Admiral Yi is reinstated and after a brazen offensive against Todo's headquarters, leads a previously demoralized Joseon navy into the powerful and dangerous currents of the Uldulmok Strait. While the Japanese commanders jockey for power among themselves, Yi lures over 300 Japanese ships into a deadly trap where they meet their fate against only 12 battleships.
    Written by CJ Entertainment
  • Year 1597, Joseon Dynasty has been under Japanese attack for six years. As the nation faces possibility of loss with the Japanese military charging fearlessly to the capital of the nation, Admiral YI is reappointed as the Chief of Naval Operations and assembles a group of soldiers to defend the nation against Japanese attack. Japanese Chief Commander Kurushima (RYU Seung-Ryong), notorious for his cruel personality and clever strategies, respond by destroying Joseon's one last hope, the Turtle Ship. With just 12 battleships and an army of doubtful soldiers, Admiral YI and his soldiers face 330 Japanese battleships in The Battle of Myeong-Nyang.