Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Time Was

MadDog reminds me that sixty-seven years ago yesterday, Operation Sealion was postponed and the Battle of Britain was over.

Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.

But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.

Winston Churchill, 18 June 1940


OHara said...

Seems like we lost the war then.

Chertiozhnik said...



I just aquired a copy of Churchill's book "My Early Life" and I intend to start reading it tomorrow.

Although I am not a fan of him at all, I feel that his book might shed a little bit of light into what the Boer War was like from his point of view. I believe it was that war that shaped him into the man he was.

Great blog, keep up the great work!

Also, thanks for stopping by my blog, it's always appreciated!


Chertiozhnik said...

And gave up, if I remember right, a potentially cosy Parliamentary career to go command a company in France.