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Winston Churchill

Winston S. Churchill
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.
 


Winston Churchill

Winston S. Churchill
What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilisation. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. 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. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour."
 


General Guenther BlumentrittWe might, had the plans been ready, have crossed to England with strong forces after the Dunkirk operation.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
Since England, in spite of her hopeless military situation, shows no signs of being ready to come to a compromise, I have decided to prepare a landing operation against England, and if necessary to carry it out.
 


Winston Churchill

Winston S. Churchill
We may therefore, be sure that there is a plan, perhaps built up over years for destroying Great Britain, which after all has the honour to be his main and foremost enemy.
 


Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding

Hugh Dowding
Mine was the purely defensive pole of trying to stop the possibility of an invasion, and thus give this country a breathing spell... it was Germany's objective to win the war by invasion, and it was my job to prevent such an invasion from taking place.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
On land I am a hero, but on water I am a coward.
 


Hermann Goering

Hermann Goering
My Luftwaffe is invincible... And so now we turn to England. How long will this one last - two, three weeks?
 


Winston Churchill

Winston S. Churchill
Never in the field of human conflict, has so much, been owed by so many, to so few.
 


Winston Churchill

Winston S. Churchill
At any moment a major assault may be launched upon this island. I now say in secret that upwards of 1,700 self-propelled barges and more than 200 sea going ships, some very large ships, are already gathered at many invasion ports in German occupation.
 


Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler [deciding to make invading Russia his new priority]
The German armed forces must be prepared, even before the conclusion of the war with England, to crush Soviet Russia in one rapid campaign.
 





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