June 4, 2015

June 4th, 1940: ‘We shall never surrender’

"Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail.

"We shall go on to the end.

"We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be.

"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, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the new world, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old. 4th June 1940: Winston Churchill

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 4, 2015 6:45 PM
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From another context, 'Cry, the Beloved Country.'

Posted by: H at June 5, 2015 11:35 AM

Winston was a great man, but a horrible leftist in his younger years.

Posted by: bradnsa at June 5, 2015 11:53 AM

I cannot recollect anything appropriate from Shakespeare which has not already appeared here, other than the first name of the Bard, Will I Am.

Where there's a will, there's a way, applies to the baddies too.
Teach your children well.

Posted by: Stug Guts at June 5, 2015 3:13 PM

Winston Silvertongue...the only man deeply implicated in arranging both rounds of the 1914-45 Catastrophe. Bloody imperialist, genocide-artist, Class A warmonger, and all-around Zionist/Rothschild stooge. No wonder you neo-conz idolize him. But you've get a long ways to go before you catch up to his body-count, which stands at c. 100 million. Just keep pushing the Russians; that might do it

Posted by: Haxo Angmark at June 5, 2015 3:57 PM

Whatever Haxo is smoking, I want some. It must be powerful stuff. I could use a good, stiff hit of something like that now and then.

Hale Adams,
Pikesville, People's still-mostly-Democratic Republic of Maryland

Posted by: Hale Adams at June 5, 2015 7:10 PM

Sir Winston Churchill, one of the greatest men ever. We could use a man that that now. I think Ted Cruz is the closest that we have. Cruz/West '16, New Leadership for America!

Posted by: Andy Texan at June 5, 2015 8:58 PM