[On this Day] Churchill Gave His 1st Speech As Prime Minister

Submitted by: lalapancakes 1 year ago in News & Politics
Winston Churchill

Three days after becoming Prime Minister to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill gave his first speech where he explained his urgency to form a bipartisan war cabinet, his desire for the British government to stay unified, and where he stressed the necessity to win the war. Towards the later part of his speech he asked for his brevity to be pardoned acquiescing, "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering."

From that point on he gave a rallying speech acknowledging the battle to end crimes against humanity while calling for a full defeat of the enemy, accepting no less than victory.

“You ask, what is our aim? 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.

In this crisis I hope I may be pardoned if I do not address the House at any length today. I hope that any of my friends and colleagues, or former colleagues, who are affected by the political reconstruction, will make allowance, all allowance, for any lack of ceremony with which it has been necessary to act. I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

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 can 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."

There are 4 comments:
Male 8,785
So, in your mind, disliking the administration equates to disliking the country. Truly the dizzying intellect of a supreme simpleton.
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Male 40,535
He'd be run out of office today for his sexist, alcoholic, cigar smoking ways in this oh-so-sensitive time
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Male 8,785
True, but if today's administration was in power in 1941, we would have apologized to Japan for putting our Battleships in the way of their bombs at Pearl Harbor, and would have forfeited the war.
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Male 3,814
you really hate your country don't you
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