QPR Report Twitter

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Spirit of #QPR! 75 Years Ago Today; Winston #Churchil's "Dunkirk" Speech - "We Shall Never Surrender"

75 Years ago today: In the aftermath of the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from the beaches of Dunkirk, recently-appointed Prime Minister, Winston Churchill gave his famed "We shall Never Surrender" address to the House of Parliament.

The most-famous part of Churchill's speech: His concluding sentences:

  "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."

Audio of Churchill's Address to Parliament

Text of Churchill's Address to Parliament

No comments: