Completing my round of World War Two related bits, it’s 50yrs since Winston Churchill died. Of course, Sir Winston did so much more in his life than be Prime Minister during the war, but it’s for this and some cracking quotes that he’s remembered. One of them is related to my Inktober 17 bit, as Churchill is famous for having said of those involved in the Battle of Britain: “Never was so much owed by so many to so few”. One of his more famous speech’s included the lines:
“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat… You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: 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”
But of course his most famous speech is this one:
Despite all the flak that he received at various points in his career and the incredibly difficult task of leading a country through a World War which for the majority of it looked likely we would lose, he never gave in and is perhaps the quintessential example of perseverance and stubborn grit. A great example to all of us.