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Friday Feature -- St. Crispin's Day

Best pre-battle speech ever?

Reader Comments (6)

"from this day until the ending of the world!"
August 1, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Crispin or Crispian? I hear it both ways even in that excerpt.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...
Great stuff. An apologetic for small churches?
August 1, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpb
In my opinion, yes. It summons emotions that were left dormant prior to hearing it. Kenneth Branagh, and William Shakespeare deliver a mighty fine scene.
August 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNate
I know of none better in all of human literature. And what a performance by Branagh.

Here's a lesser version from the movie Renaissance Man which still manages to give me chills:
August 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSyzygus Yokefellow

Either one of these is more direct:

Aragorn's speech at the Black Gate:

Theoden's charge on Pelennor Field:

Tolkien's text is more elaborate but considerably tighter than Shakes. Perhaps due to him fighting in the Great War?

.02 cents
August 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
Honorable mention should go to

Glory - 54th Infantry pre-battle song ("Oh, My Lord") and prayers
August 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSyzygus Yokefellow

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