Jun 18, 2010

This Was Their Finest Hour

Seventy years ago today, Winston Churchill announced to the British people that the Battle of France was over and lost and that the Battle of Britain was about to begin.

"Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties," the prime minister said, "and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour."

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