Say It with Substance
On June 18, 1940, Winston Churchill gave a speech to the British House of Commons that was instrumental in turning the tide of World War II. The British were seemingly deflated on every front, but Churchill believed he could change the course of the war by laying out the facts of the situation and his solution to the problem with conviction. Here is an excerpt from that great speech, “Their Finest Hour”:1
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 civilization. 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 ...