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Leslie Howard
Music: Sir William Walton
Howard gave his life to saving the ‘great gifts and strange inconsistencies’ of Britain’s unique democracy.

AFTER leaving his cavalry regiment in 1916 suffering from shell-shock, Leslie Howard turned to acting, starring as Percy Blakeney in ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ in 1934, and most famously as Ashley Wilkes in ‘Gone With The Wind’.

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Word Play

Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Progress. Process.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Fly. Make. Act.

Use together in one sentence: Star. Believe. Government.

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Wilfrid Israel
Music: Gustav Holst
Wilfrid Israel used his Berlin department store as cover for smuggling thousands of Jewish children to safety in Britain.

EVEN before the Nazis came to power in 1933, Wilfrid Israel was helping Jews escape to Britain, America and the British Mandate for Palestine.

As manager of a flagship Berlin department store, Wilfrid had a peculiar kind of influence.

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Word Play

Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Lead. Led.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Touch. Struggle. Release.

Use together in one sentence: Follow. Over. Manager.

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Britain’s Destiny
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams
In a Christmas broadcast in 1940, actor Leslie Howard explained why British sovereignty was worth fighting for.

BRITAIN’S destiny has been to uphold tolerance in religion, thought, speech, and race – the mainspring of democracy. We have still far to travel on the road to true democracy, but only the Germans have made no progress in this direction.

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Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Peace. Piece.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Shame. Race. Help.

Use together in one sentence: Thought. Peace. Build.

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