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Wind of Change

Posted by Henry on February 03, 2004

In Reply to: Origins of sayings posted by ESC on February 03, 2004

: : I see the phrase the "wind of change" is attributed to Harold MacMillan 1960, but I recall it, or similar, being used by both Winston Churchill and Basil Rathbone (Rathbone in the guise of Sherlock Holmes)many years earlier (Holmes in 1 of the propaganda "modernised" films circa 1942)Anyone have the full version of this speech/quote please?

: I will look in a political dictionary this evening. In the meantime, I must quote a poster from

: "When the winds of change blow hard enough, the most trivial of things can turn into deadly projectiles."

"The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact." From a speech by Sir Harold Macmillan (later Lord Stockton) British Prime Minister to South African Houses of Parliament, Cape Town, 3 February 1960. It was drafted by Sir David Hunt, which seems the appropriate process for a speech about wind.