For without victory there is no survival.” —First speech as Prime Minister, House of Commons, .Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilisation.But I should be failing in my duty if, on the other wise, I were not to convey the true impression, that a great nation is getting into its war stride.” “Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world.Canada, with those relations of friendly, affectionate intimacy with the United States on the one hand and with her unswerving fidelity to the British Commonwealth and the Motherland on the other, is the link which joins together these great branches of the human family, a link which, spanning the oceans, brings the continents into their true relation and will prevent in future generations any growth of division between the proud and the happy nations of Europe and the great countries which have come into existence in the New World.” “The mood of Britain is wisely and rightly averse from every form of shallow or premature exultation.Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.“ —Tribute to the Royal Air Force, House of Commons, 20 August 1940. Because of German bombing raids, Churchill said, Britain was “a whole nation fighting and suffering together.” He had worked out the phrase about “The Few” in his mind as he visited the Fighter Command airfields in Southern England. It is too foolish, too fantastic to be thought of in the twentieth century. The King’s ships were at sea.” —1923, recalling the passage of the Royal Navy to its war stations at the outbreak of World War I, in The World Crisis,vol. We have before us many long months of toil and struggle. I will say, it is to wage war with all our might, with all the strength that God can give us, to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. Churchill adopted the quotation from 1 Maccabees -60. 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. ” What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. The interdependence of nations in trade and traffic, the sense of public law, the Hague Convention, Liberal principles, the Labour Party, high finance, Christian charity, common sense have rendered such nightmares impossible. We may picture them again as darkness fell, eighteen miles of warships running at high speed and in absolute blackness through the narrow Straits, bearing with them into the broad waters of the North the safeguard of considerable affairs…. Churchill, as First Lord of the Admiralty, had taken it upon himself to order the fleet to its stations as war loomed between Franceand Germany. Churchill biographer Sir Martin Gilbert said this exchange was more likely to have occurred between Lady Astor and Churchill’s good friend F. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. As the will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be.'” —First broadcast as Prime Minister, . We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be.
Indeed, I do not think we should be justified in using any but the most sombre tones and colours while our people, our Empire and indeed the whole English-speaking world are passing through a dark and deadly valley.Don't hog the bathroom Winston prided himself that he could take a bath in three minutes and get dressed in four.