Friday, April 03, 2020

Victory In Spite Of All Terror

We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind.  We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering.  You ask, what is our policy?  I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and 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.  That is our policy.  You ask, what is our aim?  I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

-- Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill KG OM CH TD FRS PC (1874 - 1965), British politician and statesman, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II, Speech in the House of Commons, after taking office as Prime Minister (13 May 1940)

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