Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Liberation Of The Old

What happened, England? You were once a beacon of freedom and democracy, where great poets were born and architecture became art. A mighty, peaceful giant in a sea of tyranny and oppression.

Is Islamic Fascism so much more of a burden than the Nazi armies during the Fall of France? Is your aversion to violence such that you would be willing to surrender rather than fight? That you would sell the souls of your children rather than risk offending a neighbor? Have you forgotten your finest hours?

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.

~Winston Churchill

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